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    snow blower starts on choke but dies when it is set on run

    We are getting snow and I got to fix the snowblower. I set it to choke it fires right up. turn it to run and it dies. Sound like just a dirty carb ? The blower has been sitting for like a year with the same gas

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    Re: snow blower starts on choke but dies when it is set on run

    most likely that is the problem! put some fresh gas in it also
    If a hammer doesn't fix it then you have an electical problem.

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    Re: snow blower starts on choke but dies when it is set on run

    Just had a Wheel Horse in my shop with the same problem. I cleaned the carburetor and it ran fine after.

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    Re: snow blower starts on choke but dies when it is set on run

    thanks for the replies. Going to work on it tommorow and clean the carb and fresh gas and a new plug..

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    Remember most major fuel retailers only give their fuel 21-28 days shelf life without stabilizing it thats whats norm makes the gummy varnish deposits in carb and now with ethonal it will actually break that varnish into little pieces that get sucked into jets of carb just some insight for future check out fuelmedic.com

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    Fresh gas and clean tank and carb - use fuel stabyl and run empty in spring .

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