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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My snowblower keeps sputtering and then stalls. Ive been

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My snowblower keeps sputtering and then stalls. I've been using fresh gas. What might be the cause?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

Has it been running fine to this point? Is this the first time it was used this year?

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No it had problems last year as well.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

What kind is it? Do you have a model number handy?

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It is a yard machines. I do not presently have the model number.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

Is it a 2 cycle engine (oil and gas mix)?

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It is not an oil and gas mix.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.
Sounds like a plugged up main jet in you carbureter. Do you know if it is a Tecumseh engine?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.
I need to know what kind of engine it is. That way I can give you the proper instructions. See if you can find the model number off the unit. It should be on a sticker towards the back of it.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Actually, I am at work, and don't have access to it now.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

Do you want to get back to me later? I'll be here all day helping people. I'm on the east coast, I know how bad it is. Just come back to this question.

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes. I'll have to get back to you, but it probably will not be until tomorrow since I won't be home until later tonight.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

That's fine. I'll get an Email alert when you get back on the site.

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.

I may even be on tonight. Just get me that model number and post it. If I'm near a computer I'll get on. Have a good day.

CJ

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I will. Thanks.
Expert:  CJBennett replied 6 years ago.
Ok