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Have a craftsman snow blower only 2 yrs old, now itis

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Have a craftsman snow blower only 2 yrs old, now itis blowing white oil smoke and will only run abou 2 min

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Jus riedstaring for he season

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Dependin on what involved

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Check your oil to see if it smell like gas is mixed in with it.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

We can continue from here.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
far all i see is ways to send mor money nothing of help yet
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

I cannot help you until we do some troubleshooting, to figure out what is causing our problem. Keep in mind that I cannot see or hear your engine, so I must ask troubleshooting questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nope the oil is clean
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Thank you for checking your oil. Is it at the correct level?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
oil level is normal
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Thank you for confirming.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Did you drain your fuel tank, after the last time you used your snowblower at the end of the last snowing season?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it starts but is blowing white somke an dies after 2-3 min
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I did not drain it , i put stabil in it. I did jus drain it and put 1/2 tank of fresh gas
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

The reason I asked about your fuel, is because our problem is likely going to be cause by your carburetor.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

After your engine dies, will it re-start immediately, or do you have to make for a little while?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It sart rigt up
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

There is something you can try. Just as your engine is beginning to die, loosen your fuel gas, to see if your engine will continue to run. This will tell us whether your fuel tank is venting or not.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Sometimes a venting issue can cause our problem.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I actually tried that already , I just cant figure out where else or how else it is sucking oil , unles it is blowing by the rings. I was just curious if it was somthing else
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

You could have some blow by, or your breather assembly could be failing.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

At only two years old, hopefully your rings are ok.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

What brand is your engine?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
where is the breathr?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

I will need the make and model numbers for your engine. With this information I can give you the exact location.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

Look for a black rubber hose that goes from your engine to the housing that is attached to your carburetor. This hose is your breather hose. Your breather assembly will be at the end of the hose that is opposite your carburetor.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

If you can get your engine to run long enough, the white smoke will probably clear up. I suggest that you remove the bowl from your carburetor and give it an inspection, just in case.

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