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Hi guys,

New here and I have what is probably a common question. I just picked up a Snapper 5hp one stage snowblower with a Tecumseh HSK850 2 cycle engine. The snowblower was sold to me as "not working". I took the top cover off and squirted a bit of my "lawnboy" gas into the carb and it started right up (for about 3 seconds). I'm guessing if it's not starting during a normal startup procedure, but starting fine when I "prime" the carb it needs a rebuild / cleaning. How do I do this? Just rip everything apart and soak the parts in carb cleaner? Thanks in advance. Does anybody have the service manual for the HSK engine?

Eric
 

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You may be able to get away with just cleaning the carb with carb cleaner. Make sure all the passages are clean by using the little wire in a twist tie and shoot the carb cleaner through the ports.
CAUTION…be careful with the carb cleaner because it can and will shoot back at your face and it burns bad.
 

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yes, heed as bobo says, keep away from it , a can of carb cleaer and compressed air . shoot through EVERY HOLE, even up the pickup tubes, and clean it out wih compressed air. or you can dip the whole carb into a pot of bath-type carb cleaner and see what happens. either way good luck
 

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Thanks for the information guys. I'll have to pull the carb apart once the weather in PA warms up a bit and isn't quite so wet.

Thanks again.

Eric
 
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