Hopefully someone has experienced this. I have an old ariens with a 6hp
tecumseh engine. Lately (last snowfall) it seems to have no power and is
running rich (gas in a mist coming out the carb). I tried adjusting the
main mixture on the bottom of the bowl, but this has not resolved
anything. The engine idles fine but under full throttle runs rough, and
with any load will start to stall.
The spark plug is new, so that is not in the equation. I think it has
something to do with the carb, but any adjustments don't seem to resolve
the rich running situation. Any suggestions / ideas are welcome.
No help here - but I just picked up an Ariens / Tecumseh with a 32" auger
for free cause they couldn't keep it running and now they can't start it.
The first thing I notice is the shroud over the carb is difficult to get off
and when I finally did I found the throttle / governor linkage seized by
crud and rust. I am guessing nobody had it off previously. I drained all
the gas out but the carb bowl looks pretty clean. That's as far as I got so
far. Too damn cold to work long outdoors.
no everything is intact and working smoothly. I took the bowl off and
checked the float and all is well there, it moves freely and I also
checked the float for holes or cracks and found none. I put it in water
to make sure that it floats and it does. I also looked at the needles
that I have been adjusting they also seem to be in good shape. I guess I
will have to take it in to a shop as I have run out of ideas
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