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Old 08-22-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Snowblower carburator repair


I have a Murray 5hp snowblower, with a Tecumseh engine.
There is gas leaking from the carb. It drips from the bottom of the
"bowl" (the circular piece at the bottom of the carb). I took that piece
off, and can't tell if its the gasket that surrounds that piece, or maybe the little gasket on the screw in the middle of that same "bowl". I got the snowblower from a friend, who had been told it needs a new carb, but I want to be sure before I buy one.
Has anyone had a similar gas leak in one of these, or a similar engine?
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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it likely doesn't need a new carb, more likely just cleaning/rebuilding that one. sounds like 2 problems, float is sticking up allowing gas to come into carb from tank, and, maybe bad gasket allowing gas to leave carb (unless gas is coming out of an overflow hole/tube. rebuild carb or bring it into a small engine repair (now is good time between mowers and blowers)
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sometimes those tecumseh engines have a ball sealed in a passage and if its not free usually means a new carb
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Tom,
I don't know much about these carbs, where would i look for that ball in that passage you talked about?
I'm going to try to rebuild it first, and see what happens.
Any tips on a good place to get a rebuild kit?
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paul, find your engine model number and google it looking for carb rebuild. may even find a video on it. someone here may chime in as well.
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before you rebuild it,with the carb and all loose parts removed shake the carb you should hear a rattle,which will tell you the ball is loose as it should be
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Tom,
I shook the carb, but didnt hear a rattle.
When i held it as it sat on the engine, and shook it horizontally,
there was no sound.
When i did the same thing and shook it vertically, there was a little sound,
but it didn't sound like a ball rattling around.
Does this mean the carb is beyond rebuilding?
Pau
Tim,
i have looked up rebuild kits, thanks for that idea.
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check out the fourth paragraph

http://www.jackssmallengines.com/faqrebuildcarb.cfm
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