Craftsman Snowblower 9hp Carburetor Cleaning



1990’s Craftsman Snow Blower owned by a friend. He said he was shoveling snow as this snow blower wouldn’t start. Brought it over to the shop for me to get running. Cleaned carburetor and it fired up.
Link below is for the 1999 Briggs & Stratton on the log splitter I built- with the gunked up carburetor.



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17 thoughts on “Craftsman Snowblower 9hp Carburetor Cleaning

  1. I so appreciate your detailed steps, I am going to clean out the carb as you have suggested. I wish you had been able to visibly show the next steps such as position of choke/ and the rabbit / turtle steps as my manuel is so limited Thank you again, trusting the "anybody cando" kicks butt on this end, even if I am a woman>>>>>6 plus inchs heavy wet white stuff this past night! yuck!

  2. to help prevent the carb from clogging up… use ethanol-free fuel. ethanol makes it gum up. also helps to use fuel stabilizer in your jerry can since most people don't use a ton of fuel so a can can last a whole season or two. The biggest thing though… avoid ethanol like the plague!

  3. Just watched you video and thank you. I have a 247.888510. This year it wouldn't start after I put gas in it. Then I noticed gas leaking out a small hold in the side. The hold could be filled by a pin but anything I stick there would stay. I thought maybe a part fell out but don't see one at that place on your video. I took a closeup of the hole and area which is between the two screw holes for the bracket for the heater box. The number 516 is stamped into the metal and the hole is at 1 o'clock to it. I'll try to attach the photo and see what happens. In the future I'll clean the carb once I get it running, or before. I plan to try to use JB Weld to fill the hole.
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  4. My engine will idle up and down while I am using it, Could this also be a carburetor issue? It does have a rough time starting and then will usually die often, I have to keep the choke on just a little all the time or it will die.

  5. My bf just told me I could not do this. He said if I start it he isn't gonna help me at all. However I have been waiting for over a month for him to do it and I have been shovelling the driveway, and it's huge, like u can park 6 cars in it at least so I am very sick of it already. But I'm gonna go do this now I think I can do it. Especially when u said at the end that anyone can do it!

  6. Awesome tutorial, thanks. I am going to give mine a shot tonight. It's only been running when in full choke… hopefully when I take off the carb I can see something that could be causing that.

  7. i hace the same machine but my carburator leaks everytime i press the primer, now ive taken it apart adjusted the float pin etc and still leaks any advice?

  8. THANK YOU THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEND YOUR BRAND NEW CRAFTSMAN SNOW BLOWER OUT TO PEOPLE THAT DON'T RESPECT ORHERS HARD EARNED MONEY. LEFT GAS IN IT WITHOUT ADDING STABIL BUT THANKS TO YOU I NOW KNOW HOW TO CLEAN HER UP AND GET HER RUNNING AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  9. I thought that I was the only one to use the bread tie wire…  I also have a old wire brush that I have harvested a few bristles from…  Nice job, Craig

  10. I had the same machine… sold it when we moved. 
    There's nothing wrong with a Tecumseh… as long as the carb is clean.
    Thumb's up!

  11. Sounds good !!! change that oil and it will run better and have have more compression also regular oil changes will extend the life of the engine

  12. great video man and excellent tip in the beginning drain the bowl and USE BRAKE clean the carb clean is far to harsh for internal use, love your videos man!!

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