Question by EpicRacer: why does my snowblower die when i put it under load?
i have an old TroyBuilt snowblower that seems very tempermental. it wont operate with the choke all the way off but does run fairly smooth on the second and third setting from full choke (there are 4 settings). the needle under the float bowl has to be adjusted frequently because the idle gets rough after being used for a short while.
when it’s running ok, it will almost die when put into a thick pile of snow. i have to release the auger or back it out of the snow to get the RPMs back to normal. this happens every time i hit something thicker than powder.
at first i thought it might be something that needs to be lubricated or the spark plug is to fouled to run properly. any other ideas?
(the manual doesn’t provide any help, i already checked)
Answer by fordman
Once the engine is running for a minute, you should be able to turn the choke completely off. I would take it to a small engine repair shop and have them give it a tune up. You could have a problem with the carb, or fouled plug, or even have rust on the magnet that’s on the flywheel and not getting enough spark. Good luck. With Spring here, you have some time to get it checked out, hopefully.
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