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David Sutch

How do you know if a carburetor float is bad?

I have a 8 hp Troy-bilt snow blower. When I press the gas bubble (5x) to prime my snow blower engine, a little bit of gas leaks from the bottom of the carburetor. The snow blower engine also hesitates a little while it is running. It has even back fired once. I was thinking that maybe the float is bad or it needs a tune up? My problem started while I was snow blowing my driveway last winter. Prior to that it was running great. I even went and got fresh gas but the problem is still there. I'm trying to narrow the problem down so i don't get taken when my snowblower is in the shop.

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Electric Snowblowers , Snow Removal Equipment
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Manage My Life
I know how important it is to have a good working Snow Blower in your home so that you can keep your yard free of that winter snow. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good information about what may be causing your problem.
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September 13th, 2011
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