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I just bought a used Ariens 10995 Snow thrower. I have attached the user manual I downloaded from Ariens’ website for that model, but it hardly has anything useful in it.
1. Could you forward me a link where I can get a more detailed manual?
2. It turns on fine, but when I go to more power mode, it is not strong enough to through the snow. What might be the issues?
3. Do I need to add anything to the fuel (stabilizer, oil, etc.)? Do I need to put high octane gas
I appreciate any suggestions you may have on troubleshooting this problem.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Is this the first time you are starting your engine in a while? Did you leave fuel inside your fuel tank over the summer months? These are only troubleshooting questions.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
tank was empty (at max 2 oz). I put fresh gas (93).
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The reason I am asking, is because it is very likely that our problem is carburetor related.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I also sprayed carburetor cleaner
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks for this information. The fuel stabilizer will not help at this point. You will need some Seafoam, or some Mechanic In A Bottle.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Are you snowed in?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the car is snowed in for sure :) why you ask?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The reason I asked, is because if you could make it to a store, the Mechanic In A Bottle is designed to clean your carburetor for you, without you having to remove it from your engine.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Otherwise, you will need to do at least a basic cleaning to your carburetor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
which of them is better, Mechanic In A Bottle or Seafoam and how much of it I should add?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I personally would have to recommend the Mechanic In A Bottle. I have used it, and it have worked really well, many times. I have heard great things about Seafoam, but I have never personally used it.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
if I understood correctly I add 1oz per 1 gallon of gas. If the engine is still weak should I add more "Mechanic In A Bottle" to the fuel in the tank? Please explain
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The two oz. of gas left inside your fuel tank, meant that the fuel bowl on your carburetor, had enough gas remaining, to contaminate your carburetor, and partially clog the small jet, and fuel passages in the body of your carburetor. It doesn't take very much.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I was able to turn it on, right away.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

You cannot over use this product. I would use the entire bottle ...

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Hopefully this will resolve our problem, without you having to disassemble, and clean your carburetor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If the entire bottle is used the product is definitely overused.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Is your fuel tank fuel of gas?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
At max 0.5 gallon was added. Do you know the gas tank size? Can you help me find a complete user manual?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I will check to see if I can locate a manual for you.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
thank you
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
did you see the one I sent to you
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

You are very welcome! Yes I did see it. I have searched, and I could not find a more detailed manual.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what is the oil I read that needs to be added to the snow blower?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I will check for you.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Are you referring to your engine, or to your gear case?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
none. For the fuel tank
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I am not aware of an oil for your fuel/gas tank ...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't know if this model snow blower has a 2 cycle engine, but for 2 cycle engine's you need to add oil:
http://www.mtdparts.com/equipment/mtdparts/knowledge-center/maintenance/mix-oil-fuel-2-cycle-mowerIf you don't know if I should add any oil to the oil tank, can you let other experts answer? Thank you for your help.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If you can get the make and model numbers from your engine, I will check to see if your engine is 2 cycle.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ariens 10995. Please forward the user manual if you find it. Thanks
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I was unable to locate a user manual for you. If you can get the information from your engine, I can tell you, if your engine is a 2 cycle, or a 4 cycle engine. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
what other info you need beside the model and brand?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The numbers for your engine are different from the model numbers for your snowblower frame.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
isn't all the engines for the same model number have the same engine specs
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The model and spec numbers varies from snowblower to snowblower, although made by same manufacturer. Some are 2 cycle, some are 4 cycle. You are needing to know if your engine is 2 cycle. I rather not guess.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Unfortunately I used the Mechanic In A Bottle and no change.
Can you forward me videos or details on how to clean the carburetor and fuel lines manually for Ariens 10995 Snowblower?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I will be away from my computer until 4:30 pm central time. I will check for a video for you, after I back. Did you find a name, or identifying numbers on your engine? With this information, I can get the most appropriate video for you.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If you can take a picture of your engine, this will also help. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The engine is a 4 cycle one, so it doesn't require oil in the fuel tank.
****Unfortunately I used the Mechanic In A Bottle and no change.
Can you forward me videos or details on how to clean the carburetor and fuel lines manually for Ariens 10995 Snowblower?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Hello. How are you tonight? Did you find any numbers on your engine? This way I can check for a video that matches your engine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, I couldn't find a number
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't understand why you insist that 2 snow blowers with exact brand and model, can have different engines and carburetors
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I did not find a video that is specific to your engine, but I did find a few general videos that shows how to clean your carburetor. I do believe your engine is a Tecumseh engine. Have you already removed your carburetor from your engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I have not. I am waiting for your instructions. Can you forward them to me?
Thanks
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