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Lots of smoke and low power

My snowblower was working fine and when I refilled it with the same mixture I had been using, it began emitting gray smoke and had very little power.

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  • tb-b Mar 23, 2009

    same thing . . . i noticed a little loss of power, but was still working fine. then about half way through the job i smelled the smoke and unpluged.

  • Mark Tripp
    Mark Tripp May 11, 2010

    What type of snowblower and how big is your motor?

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Turn the choke off. then adjust the throttle cables.

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