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My ariens snowblower runs wide open when choke is fuly open

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My ariens snowblower runs wide open when choke is fuly open
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Check to see if the throttle shaft on your carburetor is sticking. Check this first, then you and I can continue from here. Thanks!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My snowblower don't have a throttle. It a ariens 22 compact. It starts fine but when I open the choke it runs full speed. and vibrates that bad that the bolts turn.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

What are the model numbers, and the brand of your engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its lct engine and a ariens 208cc model 920013 compact
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Please take a look at the carburetor in the image below. Let me know if it is similar to your carburetor.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I pulled up a diagram of your engine, and your carburetor does have a throttle shaft.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don.t see the image
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I will be away from my computer until 5:30 pm central time. I will re-send it when I am back.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Also, click on the link below. I have highlight your Throttle Lever, and your Throttle Shaft. You and I can continue from here.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Disregard the first picture. I marked it incorrectly. The first picture actually shows your choke shaft, and choke lever. The second picture shows your throttle lever.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what would cause the snowblower to rev high when choke is open. what do I look for.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

The first thing I would check, is the throttle in your carburetor, because it could be stuck in the wide open position. If this is not our problem, we can continue to troubleshoot.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will check and see . Let you know tomorrow
Thanks
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome! Have a good night.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I Check to see if the throttleon the carburetor is stuck. Is there a video showing which way the throttle is suppose to be.
Thanks
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay. You will need to check, to see if you can manually move your throttle by hand.