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Craftsman 247.88957 Snow Blower

Having cleaned the carb bowl & main jet as sugested, I have now managed to get my snowblower to start & continue to run.The problem I now have, is that the motor hunts badly & will not run smoothly although it keeps running.

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Joseph Perez
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your snow blower. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assist you.
by Joseph Perez Earned 20,694 community points in Craftsman
November 2nd, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

We know the carburetor was the cause of the problem because now it starts. Even though you have cleaned the carburetor, I suspect it is still the cause of the problem. There are small passages in the carburetor that can be difficult to get too. You can try to clean the carburetor again and see if it helps. I recommend getting a carburetor cleaner that you soak the parts in. just make sure you remove all of the plastic and rubber parts before soaking it. While the carburetor is soaking, clean the rest of the parts with carb cleaner. After letting, the carburetor soak for a few hours remove it and blow out all of the holes with compressed air. If the engine still hunts when running see how it does in snow. Some engines will hunt until it is under a load. If it does the same thing, I recommend replacing the carburetor.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


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


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Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 58,303 community points in Craftsman
November 3rd, 2011
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