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What would cause my Craftsman snow thrower model number 536.881851 to keep stalling?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 17th, 2010

Snow thrower keeps stalling when I engage the auger or run into 5 or 6 inches of snow. I drained the gas and added new with fuel stabilizer but this did not work.

Craftsman , Snow Removal Equipment
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Mark Thomas
It sounds like your snow thrower is starved for fuel. The main fixed jet being plugged by debris usually causes this problem. The main jet screws into the bottom of the carburetor. I have provided you with an image of the carburetor and a arrow pointing to the main jet. Once the main jet is removed it needs to be cleaned with carb cleaner and a small metal wire. I have found a video that will aid in the cleaning the main jet. Your model is slightly different from yours.

How to clean the main jet of a carburetor


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Here is a link to buy the parts needed from our parts web site

Sears Parts Direct

by Mark Thomas
February 17th, 2010
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