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Worth fixing YS624??

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I purchased a house this summer and the owner left all his power equipment in the garage since he was retiring to Arizona. The snowblower that he left is a Yamaha YS-624. I don't know anything about them except what I've read in the past 2 days or so. However, the one I have won't start. The previous owner left it with the gas tank full so from what I've read, it probably ruined the carb. Mine has the metal tank. Is it worth repairing or should I just sell it to someone else who can repair it themselves and buy a different new unit from Home Depot or something? If I was going to sell it, I think I would ask for $400. I'm very technically literate with computers, but I'm not mechanically inclined so I can't fix it myself. I'm located on the east side of Grand Rapids, MI so if anyone in the area knows a good repair person or wanted to purchase it, I'd appreciate the advice.

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hello tonamy, welcome to SBF!! I would try cleaning the carb and the gas tank, the tank will be easier to flush than the carb. if you can't clean the carb see if you can get a new carb or have someone in your area ( a shop or individual )with more experience ) clean the carb for you the Yamaha is a fine machine

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Thank you for the fast reply. It's snowed a ton here this week with the lake effect snow. What would be a fair price to have that done? There are people on craigslist who advertise that they will come to your house for $50. I'd like to avoid trying to take the snowblower anywhere. It's pretty heavy and doesn't move well with those treads. Also, do i need to run it on regular 87 gas, premium 92/93, a 2 stroke mix? I read something about fuel stabilizer as well.
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the Yamaha uses 87 octane gas do not mix it with 2 stroke oil it is a 4 stroke. if there is a Yamaha dealer in the area contact them about your carb, they might be able to help, fox power sport is in your area ( I'm in S.E. Michigan ) give them a call too. once you get it running put some type of stabilizer in the gas can that way the gas you put in the tank of the Yamaha is all set. go to harbor freight and get the a small square moving dolly to put the Yamaha on, it will make it easier to move around when the motor is off. I'm not sure I would trust someone riding around fixing snowblowers on the fly, not sure if they have ever worked on a Yamaha carb. you'll also want to change the oil

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If you can post links to the pictures of the snowblower, it'll help us determine what it could fetch in its current condition.

Unless it's cosmetically mint, $400 for a non-running older YS-624 is on the high side.


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If you can post links to the pictures of the snowblower, it'll help us determine what it could fetch in its current condition.

Unless it's cosmetically mint, $400 for a non-running older YS-624 is on the high side.
being in G-rap he needs a snowblower and if he can get the Yamaha fixed he'll have a nice snowblower. looking on ebay a new carb is $149
yamaha ys624 snowblower | eBay
and a carb kit
YAMAHA YS624T YS624W YS624 T W YS 624 SNOWBLOWER CARBURETOR REBUILD KIT CARB | eBay

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You might try a local guy who can do it - I offer pickup and drop off service for my clients a lot cheaper than the dealers! Surely there are a few small engine shops that do that...... a good carb cleaning and eyeball over on the machine may be a worthy investment. Those are nice machines!




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I can tell you one thing and that is that those Yamahas are very well made (unless something major is needed or what's needed is NLA, they are well worth fixing-I am partially restoring a few YS828). Their performance is excellent.
I know this probably does not help, but if you ship the carb to me I can clean it out using my ultrasonic cleaner (free of charge).
Fist of all I would take the air cleaner cover off, spray some starting fluid in there, crank it over an see if it fires up, if it does that's excellent.
Take the fuel tank off, clean it out and reinstall it with fresh fuel (I'd use premium, but this is just my preference) and some seafoam and see if you can get it to run, you may get lucky and it would work.
This units have a metal fuel valve below the right side of the fuel tank, make sure it is on (it has marks on it).
These units also use a fuel pump and after being sitting for a while it takes a while for the fuel bowl to fill up and the engine to run. So it will likely take several pulls.
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If you need further info, feel free to PM me as I have a Service Manual for them, and although I do not know a whole lot about them I'll help you with what I know and/or can.
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Does this snowblower have a briggs & stratton engine or is it a Yamaha one? I'm at work right now so I can't check, but the repair shop I called said he wouldn't work on it if it was a Yamaha engine. He told me to go to a Yamaha dealer.
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