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my mtd snow blower keeps stalling - seems to be starving for

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my mtd snow blower keeps stalling - seems to be starving for gas, was just tuned up
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Jon K. replied 4 years ago.

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: replied 4 years ago.
dont know - not much of a mechanic, and dont have a owners manuel -
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I got the carburator cover off, noot sure what to adjust
Expert:  CJBennett replied 4 years ago.
Is there a screw at the bottom of your carb with a spring above it?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes, questions is tighe or looser
Expert:  CJBennett replied 4 years ago.

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

CJ

Customer: replied 4 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?
Expert:  CJBennett replied 4 years ago.
Start with the factory setting one and one half turns out. Then open it in 1/4 increments till it stops stalling.
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