Since my Sears Craftsman rototiller handle bars broke off and the carburetor needed cleaning anyway I decided to just tackle the job right away and get it done all at once.
I recorded the whole process on video in case anyone is ever interested in learning how simple it is to clean a small engine carburetor.
This was a very basic carburetor so it was not at all complicated to work on.
When I got it opened up I discovered that it really did need a cleaning badly. The fuel bowl was loaded with filth and the whole inside of the carburetor was full of aluminum oxide corrosion.
The nut on the bottom of the fuel bowl was also full of sludge and it is no wonder that the engine would not run well. It had to be almost fully choked in order to run at all.
I got out my generator and air compressor so I could blow out the passages and chambers of the carburetor. I am living off the grid so I have to run a generator to power my air compressor.
After spraying everything up with carb cleaner I used the high pressure air and blew out all the passages in the carburetor to clean them out well.
It was a simple job and I recorded the whole thing live so you can see that it did not take long at all.
I put the carburetor back on the rototiller engine and got everything back together again.
The rototiller fired right up on the second pull which is good considering that the carburetor was bone dry after cleaning it.
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