I have a 10 year old snow thrower that uses the Tecumseh Snow King series
engine. Having difficulty getting it to run smoothly.
Wish to start by ensuring the mixture screws are set properly. Old rule
of thumb used to be close all the way then back of one and a half turns.
Is that still true with the Snow King engines?
Still a good point of beginning.
It probably wouldn't hurt to run injector cleaner with the gas if
you can get it running. It is usually best to remove and clean
the carburetor, replace the spark plug, reset the magneto but
these may be deeper than you want to go.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
After checking settings, replacing sparkplug & spraying cleaner- don't
waste your money on a rebuild kit. Chances are it will be about
$50-60 from Pat's small engines plus
http://www.psep.biz/store/tecumseh_carburetor_parts.htm for a new
I thought mine was an anomaly because, without touching an adjustment
screw, I gave a quick pull on the starter and it started up. I've
talked to several others now that had the same experience. 30 yr old
Bolens that now runs like/better than a brand new machine.
I just rebuilt the carburetor on an 8 HP Snow King that I've had for
22 years. Runs like a new engine and the kit cost less than $10 at
Northern Tool. The manual says one and a half turns for the main and
just one for the idle on float carburetors.
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