Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

snowblower dies under load


I have a small 3hp CT snowblower. generally it seems to runs fairly smoothly. However it seems that if I put it under any load it dies. Having said that I do not believe I am working the unit to hard i.e. not 2 feet of snow, taking full passes (only using half the width of the blower). When it stalls I let it sit for a about 30 second then starts it up. I have put some carb cleaner through it at the beginning of the season. Can the spark plug (gap) cause the problem or a fuel problem.

bear1959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

snowblower dies under load


3 hp? (thats small)


how deep is the snow that you are trying to move?

redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

snowblower dies under load


Yes its just a little 3HP Canadian Tire snow thrower. I know this isn't made for the major snowfall however it should be able to throw a 2 or 3" of snow I thought.
bear1959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

snowblower dies under load


Quote:
Originally Posted by bear1959 View Post
Can the spark plug (gap) cause the problem or a fuel problem.
How old is the gas?

Change the plug for starters.

Does this unit have an oil reservoir? Is it low?
redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

snowblower dies under load


Gas is new, I'll try the plug, no oil reservoir.
Thanks
bear1959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
Custom Cabinet Maker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Netcong NJ
Posts: 1,097
Rewards Points: 500
Default

snowblower dies under load


have your choke checked, most snow throwers have a setup that when it gets under load it increases power and richens up mixture to compensate. It sounds like yours is not working. depending how long you have had it it may just be worth it to take it to a repair shop and have them do a complete "tune-up" for lack of a better term
skymaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
Eibwen
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 849
Rewards Points: 500
Default

snowblower dies under load


When ya pull the plug, make sure to gap the new one to spec..

But more important, save the old plug and compare it to a color chart.

The fouling on the plug if any can help give an indication of what is wrong.
Sammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

snowblower dies under load


I read that u say the blower has no oil reservoir ........IS it a 2 stroke motor, by which I mena u have to mix the gas with oil. Just a thought .
porkyfarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 12:53 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 331
Rewards Points: 250
Default

snowblower dies under load


It sounds as if it's running too lean. In cold snowy weather, air is much denser and it's laden with moisture. Moisture slows down combustion within a cylinder and a wee bit of water vapor contributes to smoother ignition and more complete combustion. But, more fuel is therefore necessary to mate with the additional volume of air and the presence of moisture. As already mentioned, the choke may be stuck or inoperative (too much air, not enough fuel) or not enough gasoline is physically entering through the carburetor. Clogged fuel inlet filter if it has one? Gungy or kinked fuel line? Dirty tank?
End Grain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 10:25 AM   #10
Custom Cabinet Maker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Netcong NJ
Posts: 1,097
Rewards Points: 500
Default

snowblower dies under load


More Fuel Scotty!!!!!! I Need More Power!!!!!!!!!
skymaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 331
Rewards Points: 250
Default

snowblower dies under load


Quote:
Originally Posted by skymaster View Post
More Fuel Scotty!!!!!! I Need More Power!!!!!!!!!
Ay Cap'in! I cannoh! The dilithium crystals are fused tight! We're noh gonna make it!
End Grain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 06:06 PM   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Wink

snowblower dies under load


need to tighten the drive belt.

frederickn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
framing, expanding wall opening wall - load bearing? nave Remodeling 5 01-23-2008 03:44 PM
Load Calculation ? RM575 HVAC 9 07-04-2007 12:37 PM
% total roof load on interior bearing wall? Grommet Building & Construction 1 03-29-2007 07:37 AM
moving another load bearing nailfun Carpentry 2 02-20-2007 08:10 AM
Engine Slowly Loses Power and Dies While Driving slickshift Automotive Repairs 16 01-15-2007 11:34 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.