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Snowblower only runs on choke. Seem like not getting enough gas.

I have a poulanpro 9 hp 30'' snowblower. It is two years old. When I start it, it begins to die right away. I can keep it running by pushing the primer and keeping the choke on. As soon as I take the choke off, it shuts off.

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Check fuel filter,,lines, then carb.
It may need a carb kit.

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this could one or a combination of a few things
1 check inside the tank for dirt 2check that the filter screen inside the tank is not plugged3 make sure the gas feed tube is not restricted pinched in the case or kinked also you can try a simple carb adjustment.also check to make sure the plug is gapped to the right specs good luck and i hope one of these suggestions do the trick

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You will have to remove the fuel bowl from bottom of carburetor and clean the varnish out of the carburetor.Take note that the screw on the bottom of the carburetor is a fuel metering jet,there are small passages in it that may need to be cleaned out with a small wire,be careful not to enlarge the holes in it,they are important for fuel metering correctly.You may have to soak it in carb cleaner. Be sure to use good carb cleaner. The brand name Berkebile 2+2 is the best followed by Gumout.

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Fuel Starvation - Float Bowl Carburetor
1) remove air filter assembly
*be cautious of tearing the mounting gasket. If it does tear, you HAVE to replace it. It is part of the priming system
2) remove the float bowl fastener. This is the main jet
3) carefully remove the float bowl, the rubber o-ring/gasket will not be able to be used if it is removed, you WILL have to replace it
4) using a spray 'carb cleaner'
spray up thru the center of the carburetor
spray and clean the main jet with cleaner and 'tag' wire
(tag wire is very thin, and can be used to clean the hole in the center of the main jet)
5) clean any debris from inside the bowl or carb body
6) re-install bowl and center bolt, air filter assembly

*if you need gaskets, your Briggs dealer can supply. The kit is cheaper than individual gaskets, and all the parts needed to finish the above repair are in the kit.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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This is a common problem with snow blowers becuase they set around more then they get used and the gas gets stale and cloggs up the carb. First thing to try is remove the bolt that holds the carb bowl on and clean it. It should have 1 or 2 holes through the side close to the bottem and 1 hole about half way up. If this doesn't do the trick you need to remove the whole carb disassemble and soak it in carb cleaner.

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