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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2015 - 07:44 PM

I was giving an Ariens 5hp techcasuma snoblower an for some reason i cant get it to stay running. It runs strong for 5min then thats it try it a day later an the same thing. Ive cleaned the carb twice an ideas on what it could be??
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Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:42 PM

Try installing a clear fuel line to see if it is doing this:

 

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Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:47 PM

Plugged gas cap. The gas tank has to have a vent to allow air in, to let the fuel to run to the carb. Hope this helps, Noel.
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 06:04 AM

Something in the tank stopping fuel flow?



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 07:14 AM

Does it have spark when it quits? May be the electronic ignition unit breaking down.



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 07:47 AM

that thing looks old enough to still have points under the flywheel. (not a bad thing)  Probably a bad coil or condenser. Give it a good tune up.



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Its has fuel going to the carb after it stops i checked the fuel bowl drain. I never thought about the points how hard are they get at?

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Posted August 12, 2015 - 01:49 PM

Not bad after you pull the flywheel

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Posted August 12, 2015 - 02:02 PM

ok thanks hopefully ill get into it tonight it needs to run right since im fixing it for a friends mom i traded the blower for an other cub cadet






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