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CJBennett, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 625
Experience:  Briggs and Stratton Master Service Tech, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki certified. 18 years exp.
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my mtd snow blower keeps stalling - seems to be starving for

gas, was just tuned up
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It does sound like it is starving for gas. Does the carburetor on your snowblower have an adjustable jet (the main jet at the bottom of the bowl)

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
dont know - not much of a mechanic, and dont have a owners manuel -
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
I got the carburator cover off, noot sure what to adjust
Is there a screw at the bottom of your carb with a spring above it?
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
yes, questions is tighe or looser

Loosen that screw in 1/4 increments. That will give your engine more fuel. Factory setting is 1 1/2 turns out.


Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
I am going to start with the screw all the way in....they you are saying 1/4 turns - factory setting it 1/12 turns?
Start with the factory setting one and one half turns out. Then open it in 1/4 increments till it stops stalling.