Question about Craftsman Arnold Mtd Snow Thrower Blower Light Easy Mount

1 Answer

Managemylife com sears

Model No. 247.88780, bought in Jan. 18'2011, it will run at choke then once I start to slide the lever to run, engine dies out (very sensitive). I have cleaned and open the carburetor, seems that it runs out of fuel or air cutting the engine off. Do I need just buy a complete carburetor. assembly and change everything or open it again soak it in cleaner over night?

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,406 Answers

A complete replacement carburetor will just buy you another set of parts identical to the ones you already have. Nothing is worn out.

You should be able to clean the carburetor inside with SPRAY carburetor & fuel injector cleaner, after opening it up. Spray the cleaner through the jet and every passage you can find. Be careful about your eyes - some passages lead back toward your face, and carburetor cleaner is NO good for your eyes!

When it's clean, examine it to be absolutely sure everything's assembled correctly, especially the float valve ("needle and seat"). Put it back together and reinstall it on the engine.

Put a little FRESH gasoline (NEVER use old gasoline in an engine!) in the tank.

Now take off the fuel line (from the carburetor) and make sure fuel drains from it freely. Put it back on immediately and loosen the bowl. Fuel should also drain from the bowl freely.

Last, doublecheck your idle mix adjustment screw. If you toyed with it, you have to get it adjusted correctly again - a good starting point is SNUG (never TIGHT), then back it out counterclockwise about 1-1/2 turns. Once you get the engine started and running without the choke, it (the screw) should be adjusted until it's very slightly rich (counterclockwise) from the point where idle speed drops if you turn it clockwise any further. Said another way... get it idling without the choke, then turn that screw in (clockwise) 1/4-turn at a time until you can hear the idle speed drop. At that point, back it out (counterclockwise) about 1/4 turn.

If you CAN'T get it to idle without the choke, then just try backing out (counterclockwise) that screw 1/4-turn at a time. Each 1/4-turn should make it run just a little richer, necessitating less choke.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mine starts, runs 5 minutes, tries to die, runs 5 more minutes (poorly) with full choke, then dies. Carb? Cool?


need vehicle make and year. "Full" choke will always flood the engine causing it to dye. once running reduce choke. Is this automatic or manual choke?

Apr 07, 2017 | Garden

1 Answer

Starting procedure


Terry: According to eHow.com:

"
  • Put on a pair of safety glasses. Remove the fuel cap from the Weed Eater and set it aside. Fill the fuel tank with unleaded gasoline that has been mixed with quality 2-stroke oil in a 40:1 ratio. Replace the fuel cap.
  • Move the Weed Eater to a safe place and lay it flat on the ground. Depress the fuel bulb located beneath the carburetor approximately six times to prime the engine. Press it slowly so that fuel has adequate time to traverse the fuel line.
  • Slide the handlebar-mounted engine "On/Stop" switch to the "On" position. Slide the choke lever beneath the fuel tank to the "Full" position.
  • Depress the "Throttle Lock" lever located beside the engine "On/Stop" switch. Keeping the lever depressed, squeeze the throttle trigger. Release the throttle lock. This sequence holds the trigger in the depressed position, which aids in starting the Weed Eater.
  • Roll the Weed Eater so that it is resting on the engine and the trimmer head shield only. This will allow the spinning trimmer head to avoid contact with the ground. Brace the Weed Eater by holding it to the ground with one hand. Using your other hand, pull the starter rope quickly until the engine begins to run. Do not pull the rope more than a dozen times. If it fails to start by then, squeeze the throttle trigger and continue to pull until the engine starts.
  • Allow the Weed Eater to warm up for about 15 seconds, then slide the choke lever to the "Off" position. Let the trimmer run for another minute without touching the throttle lever. After the Weed Eater has warmed up, squeeze the throttle trigger once to disengage the throttle lock. The trimmer is now operational.


  • Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_6720315_start-gas-weed-eater.html"

    Jun 08, 2015 | Garden

    1 Answer

    How do I start a weedeater fb25?


    Press primer bulb 6 times
    Move throttle lever to start position
    Move choke lever to full choke position
    Pull starter rope sharply until engine attempts to start, but no more than 5 pulls.
    Move choke lever to half choke position. Pull starter rope sharply engine runs. If engine hasn't started after 5 pulls, repeat all steps above.
    After warming up for 10 seconds, move choke lever to run position.

    Manuallib.com has a manual for this model available for free download

    Oct 20, 2014 | Weedeater Garden

    1 Answer

    Automatic choke will not shut off once the engine is running so engine dies. Could it be a spring is missing ?


    There is a diaphram that the link connects to the choke. It is between the carb and the gas tank, and runs by the vacuum from the engine. B&S engines have to rev up for the choke to open all the way.

    Sep 20, 2014 | Cub Cadet Garden

    1 Answer

    2004 Mitsubishi Colt engine dies when cold


    its a faulty auto choke not sure on model so dont know if its electrical on machanical the used to be a small spring that was conected to the carbs with water running around a housing unit when the water got hot the spring contracted causing the choke to go on or off but i would bet its the auto choke

    Feb 13, 2014 | Mitsubishi Colt Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    I have a sears 247 889571 24" snow blower. Start fine. Runs rough, like the choke is on. Choke is off. Fresh gas (ran it dry last spring). Ran 1 tank through with it running very rough. Just as it ran out...


    You ran it dry at some point. Gas tanks collect crud and water at the bottom over time and this may have been sucked up into the fuel filter or carb. Clean or replace fuel filter, then remove and carefully strip apart and clean all parts of the carb be gentle with brass and any moving parts in the carb, clean with plastic tools.

    Dec 14, 2013 | managemylife.com

    1 Answer

    I start the engine and it sputters at fast idle and then eventually shuts off.


    I think that after you start the engine you need to move the throttle lever off what you are calling fast idle (which is full choke). Simply slide the throttle lever down until it smooths out and runs properly.

    Oct 15, 2010 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

    2 Answers

    Cub cadet RZT 42 shuts down after about 30 min of mowing.


    Check your magneto. I have had them cease to function whenever they would get hot. When cooled down, they would work.

    Jul 23, 2010 | Cub Cadet Street Sign- tractor lawn riding...

    1 Answer

    I bought a Sears edger #536 796526. It dies on me.


    Hi Tom. You are not doing anything wrong. That being said, your edger has a slightly gummed up carbeurator. I would go to an auto parts store and get a can of a product called seafoam. this is a gasoline additive. Add one ounce per gallon of gas and use this as the fuel for your edger. You will solve your problem in just a few minutes after using this product, I believe. Give it a try and let me know.

    Jun 13, 2009 | Craftsman Gas Mini - Tiller/Edger

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Craftsman Arnold Mtd Snow Thrower Blower Light Easy Mount Logo

    77 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Craftsman Garden Experts

    Dean Gruber

    Level 2 Expert

    110 Answers

    Roland W VanLue
    Roland W VanLue

    Level 3 Expert

    486 Answers

    Dennis Key
    Dennis Key

    Level 3 Expert

    2475 Answers

    Are you a Craftsman Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...