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Engine will only run in short bursts, have cleaned carb.

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Engine will only run...

Engine will only run in short bursts, have cleaned carb

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

Engine is 40 years old and has not done this in the past, I cleaned carb as it needed to run half chocked

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

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Will run a little when gas is poured in plug

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Can you provide the model and type number from the engine so that I can better assist you?

If this a float style carburetor or diaphragm style?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Tecumseh model H60-75343J, its on a snow blower .and is a float crab.
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago

Did you clean the holes/jets in the bolt/nut that holds the carburetor bowl onto the bottom of the carburetor?

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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago

If you remove the screw from the center of the bolt/nut you can make certain that everything is clear through there. Also on the side of the bolt/nut near the bottom of the threads you will find a jet as well as in the flat spot between the top and bottom threads on the bolt/nut.

If you make certain all of those are thoroughly clean you should be able to solve the running issue.

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