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Snow blower starts with...

Snow blower starts with difficulty, runs with knocking for a minute and shuts down. Also got a spark/small blowing noise/spark when started.

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

Fuel is pretty clean. I don't have fuel shutoff valve

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

I will try to

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago
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Hi, I’m Wayne.

I will be assisting you with this issue today.

what is the make and model of the engine

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Toro Clear 721 Model 38741
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

Thank you for the response

Let me pul that file up

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Are you responding?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

Thank you for the wait

What you are describing is the carb jet

is partly plugged lack /or over fuel

I suggest to rebuild the carb or replace it

sometimes it is cheaper to replace than rebuild

I hope this helps you

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do you mean carb partially clogged resulting in lack of or excess fuel?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

HI

Yes that is correct the jet in the carb

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
shall I replace the entire carb, and is it easy to do?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

Hi

Yes I suggest doing that

take a Pic of the 2 linkage rods, yes easy to do

2 bolts

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks Wayne. So the linkage rods hold the carb in place?
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

Hi

NO, the 2 screws that hold the air cleaner on holds the carb on

I just want you to get the linkage rods on correct

the tip is a Z

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago

Morning

Just following up with you

Did my answer help you ??

Wayne

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