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Craftsman 88173 24" 208cc Dual-Stage Snowblower - Limited Quantities Available

Item# 07188173000P | Model# 88173 | Added on August 27, 2012 |
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Blow Snow to Oblivion From long winding driveways to the sidewalk in front of your home, the Craftsman88173 24" 208cc dual-stage snowblower clears your path with ease. With 8 adjustable speeds, you can quickly and safely throw packed snow and ice without breaking a sweat. The 4-cycle, 208cc OHV engine delivers serious power to help you handle even the worst of blizzards. With easy control grips, you'll be able to work your snow thrower even while wearing your thick winter mittens.

  • EZ rotation chute allows you to throw snow accurately while reducing blowback
  • Features 13" x 4" X-Trac tires
  • Grips are easy to use even when wearing gloves
  • Skid shoes provide clearance to keep you from scratching your driveway or sidewalk
This product comes with:
Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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By dan87951
December 14th, 2017
Going on the 5th year with model

I have had my snowblower for 5 years now and it has worked flawlessly. I think the problems the other reviewers are having is because ethanol based fuels don't have the longevity of 100% gasoline. I think it's imperative that you add FUEL STABIL to the gas tank otherwise these ethanol based fuels will gum up the carburetor. As long as you use fuel stabil with every tank and do basic maintenance this will last. It's a great snowblower for the money and i'm very happy with my purchase.

13 found this review helpful
Criticism
By bye_bye_sears_fail
November 17th, 2018
Won't Start Issue - SOLVED

OK listen up everyone. I have solved the won't start issue that so many of you have reported. The issue is a stuck float valve or needle in the carburetor. You just need to bang on the carburetor with your hand and shake the snowblower around so it comes free. Prime it with gas again and try to start it again. It may take several times and it starts hard but keep at it. This worked for me and for my manager who has the same model. But yes, I agree with all comments that Sears, Craftsman, and their offshore incomprehensible customer support is at the end of its reign as king. Good luck everyone and I hope this helps solve your issue.

25 found this review helpful
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ANALYN MAGNO
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Not worth it

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Doesnt have enough power to throw the snow . The pulley to jumpstart the machine is stuck and needs repair in less than a year since purchased. Just buy a better brand and pay extra to make your money's worth.

November 13th
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nguyent4
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Dont buy this one

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Many people have problems with this machine. Bought it for less than 1 year and from spring to fall it does start again. We cleaned the fuel, replaced the new buried still did not work. :( home service is a joke. They want you to bring the machine to their shop to fix that. Impossible for a woman with 2 little kids to bring their with a car. Dont buy.

November 5th via mobile
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vgirjp
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Disappointing

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Only lasted one season before a part broke off that controlled steering. With all Sears stores closing, I'm unable to get the repair fixed under warranty. Shame on me for buying from a dying business chain.

November 3rd via sears.com
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Ruiqiang He
| Earned 49 community points in Craftsman Exclusives have it

Great snowblower and highly recommended!

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Great snowblower for my two cars drive way, always gets the job done nice and easy, it helped me with more than 6 inches of snow without any problem, highly recommended!

September 10th
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Jamaal02
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Worth It

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Works great with great starting and traction

August 21st via mobile
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