I just bought a Cub Cadet 826T as well. Starts right up but runs a little loud. Also someone got wired the ignition so you don’t need the key anymore which is on my list to fix. Anyone who can help would be great at this is my first snowblower and I think was a great price for it. Also does anyone know how good this does on gas. I know my C.C lawnmower is awesome on gas?