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Manage My Life

What could cause an oil leak in my Snowblower (model:247.88970 )?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
September 4th, 2011

I see a large puddle of oil underneath my snowblower. It doesn't appear to be coming from the oil drainage line (metal tube) but rather the housing. What do I need to do to check it out and fix it? Is there a gasket or other part that could fail and cause this?

Electric Snowblowers , Snow Removal Equipment
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Manage My Life
I have the same issue with my 88970. What did you find the issue to be? I took mine to sears service twice, they replaced the oil filler and a week after I took it home I still found a puddle of oil underneath. This will be my 3rd time taking the unit back to service. It is becoming very annoying.
by Manage My Life
September 4th, 2011
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Manage My Life
Thank you for responding to my inquiry. Unfortunately the oil is not leaking from the oil plug at the base of the engine. When I removed the protective case on the outside of the snow blower there was oil inside the compartment.
by Manage My Life
June 7th, 2010
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Lyle W
Check the other oil plug that is on the base of the engine that is shown in the image below. If the oil is not leaking from this location, you could have a leak in the crankshaft seal or the crank case (shown in the lower part of the image). If you can find the location of the oil leak and need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and we will assist you further.
by Lyle W
May 5th, 2010
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