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How do I remove old gasoline out of my Troy Bilt snow blower without tipping it over to the side? Is there a cap to remove to drain the fuel underneath the gas tank?

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SOURCE: Can't find the oil drain plug on Troy Bilt with 5.5 Honda engine

You may want to look under the deck. They sometimes put them there. And if it is a self propelled, you will probably need to remove or loosen the plastic cover that protects the self propelled belt.

You are looking for a nickel sized plug that has a square peg. Use an extension piece for a socket set if you don't have the proper plug removal tool.

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SOURCE: Hello, I have a Troy Bilt 2410 SnowBlower that

If memory serves me your unit is a 4-stroke and the motor is very well hidden by covers. There probably is not a fuel shut off valve on that unit from the factory, and there is no drain plug on the tank. To drain the tank, pinch the fuel line off between the tank and carb with some kind of locking pliers/ vice grips, then remove the fuel ilne from the carb and place that end of the line in a container and remove the pliers to let the fuel flow. Also, spray a prime directly into the throat of the carb with the choke open. Snow throwers do not have air filters since the only thing they would catch is water ( theoretically).
You should be able to spray the prime to diagnose without too much hassle but to perform any service on the unit you will have to remove all covers and gaurds. Take your time the first time and its not as bad as it looks, after the first time its a breeeze. Some units have a little 90 degree extension coming off the muffler that prevents the removal of one of the covers, with the right sized 1/4 drive socket on an extension you can reach up and loosen the pinch bolt and remove the extension which makes the job a whole lot easier.
Good luck, hope that helped

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SOURCE: My Troy-bilt Storm 7524 snow blower goes off after 10min running

it sounds like it may be you armeture[coil], it heats up and stops.

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I am curious why this repair was not covered under the warranty? This snow blower has a 2 year warranty from the manufacture.

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Secondly, all of the current Cub Cadet, Craftsman, Troy-Bilt, Yard Machine, and Yardman snow blowers with the Powermore engine need to be treated differently than the old Techumseh or Briggs side-valve that you were used to.
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