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Posted August 01, 2014 - 05:13 PM

Picked this up at the estate sale across the street this morning. Not as easy to fix as the edger but I did get it running. The carb was gummed up and a pain to remove. Not bad for $15 and an hour work.

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:30 PM

I pulled the carb again and have it soaking in carb cleaner as the needle sticks open.  



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Posted November 10, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Bringing this one back to the top...

 

The blower is a Snapper 3202 S which was available with a Tecumseh and a Briggs engine.  This one is a 3HP 2 stroke Tecumseh and the carb needs rebuilt.  The needle seat on the carb is a rubber insert and was gummed up over time.  I am having a heck of a time figuring out what rebuild kit I need.  The local Snapper deal was NO help.  I grabbed a Tec service manual PDF and printed it out today.  Any one have suggestions for parts on this one?  The Snapper site does not have any support info on this blower either.

Serial number is 94524349  



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Nice Snapper!

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 07:39 AM

How about a picture of the carb?


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Back from the dead!  I have done some serious digging and have come up with the following info:

 

  • The engine is a Tecumseh ah600-1620
  • The carb I have is the original but has been superseded at least two times and the rebuild kit has been superseded at lest that many times
  • The carb uses a Vitol seat for the needle which is shared by many other Tec products
  • Vital does NOT like ethanol

I found a service manual for the engine and done some serious internet searching to find a rebuild kit for this thing.  The Tecumseh Carburetor Kit OEM Genuine 631021B should be here Friday.  Here is the auction:

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Glad you found something! Cool blower!



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Posted February 24, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Very light weight and does not take up much space. Feasibly you could hang it by the handle on the wall or from the ceiling to maximize garage space.  


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:09 PM

Carb pics. Looks like parts will be here tomorrow along with snow.

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Me thinks this should be moved to the "Snow Removal" section of the forum.  Any mods want to shuffle me to the proper place?



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 05:49 AM

I hope nothing fell off the shelves during the move!


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 07:58 AM

:thumbs:

 

We are expected to get 4-6" of snow today and the parts are at the post office.  The question is: will I get it repaired before the snow starts or not?  Wednesdays in Lent tend to be a bit busy for me...



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:58 PM

Parts here and installed.  The little white piece in the pic was the problem as it got gummy from the ethanol blended gas and would not seal.  Primed it and it ran on the first pull. Just spent 30 mins on the driveway and walks. The pto clutch needs adjusted but it is much better than a shovel.  With $15 in the blower, $4 in parts, and a can of carb cleaner I have less than $25 in it.  SCORE!

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:13 PM

being a 2 cycle Tec, I am surprised it is a float carb and not diaphragm.  looks like any other Tec float carb.



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:41 PM

being a 2 cycle Tec, I am surprised it is a float carb and not diaphragm.  looks like any other Tec float carb.

 

That seems to be the problem - All the parts my local shop gave me were for the diaphragm carb.  I am really surprised it is the float style.  It still seeps a bit so I need to check the float again but at least it works for the current load of white stuff.






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