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J.R., Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner of outdoor power equipment business, repairing all makes and models.
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My arien snowblower will start and then shuts down in 2-3 minutes.

Customer Question

My arien snowblower will start and then shuts down in 2-3 minutes. While it is working it is throwing snow fine. Once it shuts down in 2-3 minutes it will not start immedietly. I need to keep trying for 3-4 minutes.

Any thing I can fix, this is giving big time problem
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
What are the model numbers off of the engine?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

getting it right now

 

Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
OK
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

model number 926001 and serial number 002240

 

Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
Those are the unit numbers. I need the engine numbers. They will be on a white sticker on the engine itself. The sticker is normally on the housing that the recoil starter is attached to.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
51058 01913
Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.

See attached link. This is what the numbers will look like.

 

 

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/tecumseh_modelloc.cfm

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

MODEL: LH318SA

 

Engine family : STPXS3182BF

Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.

OK,

 

The bottom of the carb will have a brass colored bolt that holds the bowl on. Clamp the fuel line shut. Take this bolt out. This is the main jet. It has small holes in it. See attached picture. Make sure the holes are clean.

 

 

graphic

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Let me try that.
Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
Let me know.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I open the bolt and cleaned it up and put it back and started the machine and it ran for 2-3 minutes and shuts down and after I was tryinhg to start, it is not starting immedietly.

 

So problem is still there.

Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
Take the spark plug out and attach it back to the plug wire. Touch the electrode end of the plug to metal and then pull it over and see if it has spark. Do this test after it has ran and gotten warm and then quit.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It is dark outside now , i will try this tomorrow morning and if it is still giving problem i think I would not have no choice to call service to repair it.

Expert:  J.R. replied 7 years ago.
Let me know