Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a snowblower with a Tecumseh HSK845-8222D that will…

Customer Question
I have a snowblower...

I have a snowblower with a Tecumseh HSK845-8222D that will not start. I replaced fuel line, filter and carburetor, first pull with choke on gets a “pop” but that’s all. New spark plug sparks when ignition key is on,but not when the key is in the off position.

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

Cleaned the tank

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

Yes

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

That’s all I can think of

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
3/9/2018
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,854
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician
Verified

Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

Try squirting some gas, carb cleaner, or starting fluid into the carb and tell me what happens. Sounds like you have a sheared flywheel key due to the popping. This throws the timing off, and the machine will not start

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have sprayed starting fluid into the carburetor but still only get a pop on the first pull
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
You will need to remove the top cover and the starter assembly and replace the flywheel key
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
Let me know if you need anything else as I am here for you.
Please remember to rate me as I strive to do my best and your rating helps me to achieve this. Five stars is what I strive for and I hope I have earned this with you
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask JON Your Own Question
JON
JON
JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1,854
1,854 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Certified Small Engine Technician

JON is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,288 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,902 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,006 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a Toro 22 recycler 163cc &S motor personal pace two
I have a Toro 22 recycler 163cc B&S motor personal pace two years old. Keeps flooding and will not stay running. Already changed the plug and air filter.… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
2,507 satisfied customers
Do you charge for your answers? just today, i am. i rebuilt
i am. i rebuilt the carb already. Only runs on choke, so its needs more air. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,288 satisfied customers
I have a tecumseh enduro xl c 13.0 model ohv130 on a riding
I have a tecumseh enduro xl c 13.0 model ohv130 on a riding lawn mower. It will start at the choke setting & the engine will run at very low setting. But when I move the throttle control to the normal… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,288 satisfied customers
My name is ***** ***** have a 726JD snowblower and the moter seems
My name is ***** ***** have a 726JD snowblower and the moter seems to not have no govener to make up power it just starts to pull down under load and dies… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,288 satisfied customers
, My Bolens snowblower starts right away but dies seconds
, My Bolens snowblower starts right away but dies seconds after. I keep playing with the choke to keep it going, but the engine stops once I turn off the choke.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,288 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman snowblower with 9HP Tecumseh engine. I
I have a Craftsman snowblower with 9HP Tecumseh engine. I left some gasoline in the tank over the summer season and now it will not start. What are my options before rebuilding the carb?… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
1,278 satisfied customers
A Tecumseh 12hp OHMNNN-NN-NNNN engine attached to a Troy Bilt
A Tecumseh 12hp OHMNNN-NN-NNNN engine attached to a Troy Bilt Chipper will not stay running. It starts out starting fine and the choke is can be fully open with very little warm up time. However, afte… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
69 satisfied customers
I have a 826LE Power Max two stage snowblower and cannot get
I have a 826LE Power Max two stage snowblower and cannot get it to start: I think that I have done the usual troubleshooting tasks: new fuel, did not store the unit with fuel; key has been placed in a… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
I have a arians model 921031 24 inch deluxe snowblower with
I have a arians model 921031 24 inch deluxe snowblower with a Briggs and Stratton Polar Force 1150 engine. The unit is 2 months old. When we got our first snow (12/2/2011) the snowblower started right… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
Have Model 38052 Toro Snowblower. Ignition on, choke on, throttle
Have Model 38052 Toro Snowblower. Ignition on, choke on, throttle in correct position, shot of gas to carb, gas in tank, electric start, but blower won't start. Could I have a frozen line, or no spark… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
628 satisfied customers
i have a tecumseh 6.0 hp on a ariens snowblower.i bought it
i have a tecumseh 6.0 hp on a ariens snowblower.i bought it from a guy and it was only once,it ran good (2 pulls and started) powered on trailer got home started powered off put in garage since thanks… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
Have an old Snapper 3201-S snowblower with Tecumseh AH600/1620
Have an old Snapper 3201-S snowblower with Tecumseh AH600/1620 engine. Over last two years it has become increasingly more difficult to start. Over the last few weeks, even a warm engine has just stop… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
I have a Troybilt snowblower equipped with a Tecumseh 5.5HP
I have a Troybilt snowblower equipped with a Tecumseh 5.5HP engine. The engine acts like either the fuel line is plugged - I have drained the gas and replaced it with fresh gas. Is there a fuel filter… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
I have a Murry snowblower with a 5hp tecumseh engine. It will
I have a Murry snowblower with a 5hp tecumseh engine. It will start but will only stay running at full choke. It has a newer carb(model 640084B) that is non-adjustable. Any help will be appreciated.… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
I have a tecumseh snow king snow thrower LH195sp that wont
I have a tecumseh snow king snow thrower LH195sp that won't start. I have blue white arc at plug. Wet plugs, getting small gas vapor out of exhaust when fully choked. New plug, new gas, drained tank a… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
943 satisfied customers
I have an mtd snowblower w/tecumseh hsk845. I bought it used
I have an mtd snowblower w/tecumseh hsk845. I bought it used at the end of last year. It will run, but was surging. I bought the carb kit, and it is running better. Problem is the linkage and springs.… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
Hi, I have an Ariens SnowBlower with a Tecumseh engine that
Hi, I have an Ariens SnowBlower with a Tecumseh engine that will not start - think it may have gotten gummed up over the off season by some leftover gas in the tank. Already changed the spark plug, an… read more
Bob B.
Bob B.
Master's Degree
70 satisfied customers
I have an MTD yardmachine snowblower with a 8 HP Tecumseh -
I have an MTD yardmachine snowblower with a 8 HP Tecumseh - electric start. This will be its 3rd season, I used it twice when I bought it. The second year I could not get it started. It will start and… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
943 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x