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Snowthrower won't stay running

When priming it leaks gas and hard to start and won't stay running

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Sounds like it is overflowing in gas bowl also check gasket on bowl this should fix it there is a nut on the bottom of bowl that has a pin hole in it make sure it is clear and you can see through it

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If it is leaking when priming then you have either a cracked gas line or bad seal. the most common issue is a cracked gas line. This is a easy fix. You can get gas line at almost any hardware store.

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Top, bottom and those PESKY thin edges. That way you won't be fighting extra dirt in your eyes as you try to tackle the other problem! Dry off the blades with a clean cotton rag made from a sheet. Gently, no hard rubbing needed,

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