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Engine will not stay running

Toro snowthrower model#38175 1994,prime engine runs 5sec. then quits

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  • rosie6527 Dec 12, 2008

    put gas in spark plug hole,eng. ran 2 sec. died. i have good compression and spark. what now


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When the engine stops check the spark at the spark plug.Check compression(remove the spark plug and ground the plug wire on the engine,seal the plug hole with your thumb.Operate the starter.If the compression preasure blows your thumb off the hole,the compression is adequate for the engine to run.Now priming the engine(put some gas into the spark plug hole,back the spark plug and try to start the engine.Let me know. savumihai71 regards

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

  • Savu Mihai Dec 12, 2008

    Hi there

    Now you have a fuel delivery problem to find and fix.First check the fuel lines and fuel filter.Then very carefully disassembly the carb and clean the iner parts.Pay attention to the adjustment screws.Note if necessary how many turns are they.Wish you good luck and let me know what the things are going on.

    regards savumihai71


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