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My snowblower runs for about 5 min then wants to die. If I play with the chock it will run a bit then try and die. Then it mite rev up & down ?

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  • Theron Ladinsky Feb 18, 2012

    Yes this did the trick. I loosen the gas cap and let it run for about 20 min It run fine. Thanks !

  • eastnorthsho Feb 18, 2012

    It's your call now whether to keep the Cap slightly loose, buy a replacement cap or figure out how that cap vents and clear the vent.
    Glad that got you running again

  • wadingriver
    wadingriver Feb 18, 2012

    There you go.
    Glad you semi solved the problem. Now you just have to find out why teh Cap isn't venting



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