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I have a Cub cadet 21" single stage snow thrower. It appears to be running rich as my eyes burn and clothes stink of exhaust when using it. It starts flawlessly and runs perfect. From what I can see there are no external mixture adjustments on the carb. it of course does not have an air filter and the fuel is clean and fresh. I'm thinking carb float level? But there are no engine performance symptoms to indicate float level?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Obviously yes to both.

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

Yes.

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

No......the burning eyes and smelly clothes are the only symptoms.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Carburetor will have a choke flap. Is the choke fully opening?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
choke opens fully and engine smooths out immediately after shutting choke off with external lever.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

No restriction of air into the carburetor? Lack of air gives engine too rich a mixture and causes black smoke and fumes. Only other thing would be the needle valve and float in carburetor letting too much fuel to the engine.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Let me send to the moderator. I work from home as a contractor and have nothing to do with billing.

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