Travis W: This seems to come up a lot on here a lot and i just want to clarify it. It
does not matter if you buy the lowest quality gas or the highest for your
small engine. The most important factor is the age of the fuel. every time
you use your snow blower, shut the fuel line off and run it until it dies.
Gas these days after a few weeks will gum up and the ethanol will draw
water in as well.
Phil Zazzera: Hi DonyBoy73...great videos..quick question. I have 1970 something Ariens
snowblower which tends to stall when it takes on a load/snow? I would have
to wait until motor to catch up before throwing more snow. Any ideas?
Peter Kapica: Hey donyboy73,got a weird question: I had a pretty old (maybe made before
2000) 5 hp briggs snowblower that sits for about 9 months a year and used a
4hp briggs mower thats about couple years old and sits for 3 months a year.
Both had NO MAINTENANCE when i used it. all i did was top off the oil from
time to time. The problem is the snowblower took FOREVER to start. I had to
pull the starter rope and play with the choke for almost a half hour before
it fires up on 9 month old (ethanol mixed) 91 octane pump gas with no fuel
stabilizer. But the lawnmower is a different story, it fires right up
usually on the first pull on 3 month old ethanol mixed 91 octane pump gas
with no fuel stabilizer. Why does the new one fire right up on old
untreated gas while the old one takes a half hour to start on old gas?
gbruni1946: You are so good ,you should had been a teacher.You are good ,thanks
Michael Doucette: Hi there Donny,
Here is my problem was wondering if you can shed some light on what's going
on... I have a Yard King Performance 12HP/33" cut snow blower with a
Tecumseh engine, It has a non adjusting carb. Runs fine at low RPM's but
the moment I turn up the throttle to full speed it begins to pop and fart,
backfire..... any ideas as to what could be causing it to be running rough
at full throttle?? I'm about to replace the spark plug first I have checked
it and the plug that was only replaced about 2 yrs ago it appears good so
I'm not sure. It has the non adjusting carb so I wouldn't be able to fine
tune the carb... I'm at a complete loss as to why its running like this???
Steve Chapman: Just want to say thank you Donyboy73 for sharing all your engine know-how!
You have single hand-idly saved me from having to shovel myself out of this
Nor'easter. My snow-blower is running great because of you! Thank you.
Thank You. Thank You!!!!!
medic09901: Donyboy, Thanks for the videos! I have a question for you: Have you had any
luck with fuel additives that are supposed to clean carbs?
John Jadwin: Thanks for the video ! A few years ago I had my snow blower serviced and
it just seemed like it never ran well. The small engine repair man said he
worked on it for a while and got it as best he could. This company has
been in business for 30 + years and yet they still didn't make it run
right. It always seemed to idle slow. I just followed your tip on
adjusting the screw on the throttle lever and it ran perfectly!
Chris Miller: Hi Db,
Thanks for your info. I installed the pin & seat set in the carburetor. The
engine starts but I have to keep the choke out for it to rev and it dies if
the choke goes back in. I feel like the throttle speed is a nonfactor.
There is no difference full throttle vs low.
Calvin Lee: I have a question for ya donyboy73. My HMSK80 Tecumseh won't run without
the choke being on 100%. Even after the engine has warmed up (running for
more than 15 minutes) I'll attempt to turn the choke to 1/2 but the engine
will start to spit and sputter. Any suggestions ? Thank you in advance !!
GREAT videos by the way !!
Wayne Dion: Hi Donyboy,
I have a Brute snowblower what would cause it to bog down and wants to
stall when it takes on a load? I would have to wait until motor to catch up
before throwing more snow.
Jim: Hi There - just wanted to thank you for your videos, they have helped me
rebuild my carburetor (Carb Kit) and place my linkages in the right spots
as well as adjust the carb. Blower is now running like a top!
ugotit33x: Hi Liked your vids. I just rebuilt my 10 hp TECOM snow blower engine.
My carb is old style with screw on bottom of bowl.
On the side of the car there is a stem with a hole with part of a broken of
Also I found lose which I assume goes here.
Is this an air, line or what ?
commanderwhite12: My Ariens St724 revs way to high at half throttle. Ive tried turning the
governer arm in but it seems to no do anything or make it worse. Can you
help me? Is the carb bad or the governer worn out?
nex scene: My 3 yr old Craftsman Snow blower is stuck on FULL THROTTLE. Any ideas?
MARK H: why would my snowblower "surge" when it's off choke. i changed the
sparkplug, drained the carb bowl. When the choke is on, it doesnt. Any help
would be great
Cory Barron: Great Videos Dony. I find your videos informative, and easy to follow.
painterjason99: Thank you! I took my carb. apart to clean it and put the linkages in the
wrong place. I also had the governor out of adjustment. Thank you for
taking the time to do these videos. We just got about 18 inches of snow
and I really wasn't looking forward to shoveling.
Danny Bies: i have a snowblower its goes backwards but when i want to go forward its
goes very slowly its a 6 speed tekumset 10 horsepower...what can the
ugotit33x: Excellent explanation thank you
Richard Taft: Great video Danny.... Have learned a lot from them...
A Question... My Ariens manual says to set the high RPM to 3600 and the low
to 1800. What tachometer would you recommend for small engines that's
accurate and reliable? Also, would setting the RPM now during the summer
be greatly different when used during the winter by any appreciable amount
Timothy Mills: Thanks for this video -- I had this exact problem after rebuilding the carb
on my snow blower -- this saved me a lot of time and agony trying to figure
out what I had done :).
jamleakatandlyd: Thanks for the Video! Bought an old tiller and when I push the throttle
lever up and down - it does nothing. Replaced the spring and that didn't
help. Any suggestions? Thanks again for all the videos you put on
Jim DeBonis: Thanks Donnie! This was exactly what I needed.
borderline666: Very Useful, thanks for taking time doing this!
Chris Cummings: Just wondering if performing this adjustment could cause the throttle to
become unresponsive in anyway? My snowblower now revs normal when idling
but seems to rev the same speed at any throttle position.
concoursuph: Great Video !! I have one of these Snow Blowers, When I put a load on
it, like in snow it stops, It sounds like it is running a little rough
too...it is the 522R It has been sitting a while but I cleaned out the old
gas and put in new gas...and at least got it running...Do you think the
carb should be rebuilt ?
Carlos Rosario: thanks my 10hp ariens was revving super high and thanks when there was no
load on the machine thanks to this video i got my machine running right
thomas g: My problem is the same as Johnnie Guitar does anyone have the solution.
Speed lever refuses drop down to idle speed when the lever is fully down.
how to resolve this problem.
Tom Power: Terrific video donyboy73!
Thanks for sharing your expertise!
Stéphane D: i would like to have this video in french because my english is not perfect
Erik Smothers: That did the trick, thanks for the insight.
jfolck1886: My snow blower was running like crap so I had a friend take the carb off
and take it to a friend of his and the guy took it all apart and cleaned it
good. After putting it back on the snow blower the engine would race. Well
my friend got sick so he hasn't been able to fix it. I found your video and
now it runs like a charm! I just have to adjust the high throttle screw at
the throttle handle to let the rpms come up just a little bit more. Thanks!
Johnnie Guitar: Excellent video on the governor operation and adjustments! Thanks! I have
a problem that wasn't addressed in the video. My engine's speed lever gives
me high rpm at the top of the lever throw like it should, but will now no
longer drop down to idle speed when I push the lever down to the lower
position? The revs stay high in both positions now. What 's going on and
how do I fix it? Thanks!
9secondsflat: so max rpm at wide open is just an audible thing, if it sounds ok then its
"ok" if it sounds fast then its to fast???
Bob Grez: I wanted to thank you. Came back from a mechanic and I needed more
throttle. My snow would throw 5 feet and engine would die out and needed
multiple manual restarts. Turned in throttle mechanism screw one turn. Snow
throws 12 feet, not once did it stall, more than enough power. You made
cleaning out from snow a pleasure. Thanks for also teaching me a lot about
carb adjustments and throttle and governor adjustments. It was a mystery
art before you explained it, now it's science. Real cool. I subscribed.
Patricia Hoffman: Thanks for the video, I seem to have a high RPM but when in deep snow it
does not seem to have enough speed.or enough power. I have a
Tecumsch, HSK35,40, HSSK50 snow blower. I did rebuild the cab. and that
tony Kari: Nice. Thanks
rosko67: I am rather savvy with small engines because i am a tinkerer and a RC nitro
tunnel hall boat racer. Some of the time there is a learning curve (BOOM)
just once. With all the snow we have had here in ohio a snow blower is a
must. I given the task to fix all of my fathers equipment that had been
neglected for a few or 8 years. To save my back no curve allowed. Brother
you rock, Awesome video. The beast is back, she is running like a champ
kicking A and throwing snow. Thanks!
bjamesW32: Regarding engine rpm I'm astonished at how often I hear "if it runs too
fast/slow" and just left to the tuner's ear. No doubt one person's ear
and the next might be off by 500 to 1000rpm or worse depending on their
experience with small motors.
This is one of the best "bargain" category tools I've ever purchased on
I purchased the first one linked and have adjusted every small engine in my
possession to manufacturer's spec. Best for the engine and good for my
peace of mind. Dead simple. Reflective tape comes with the unit and you
cut a 1/2" piece from the roll and affix it to any rotating spot on your
engine. Point the led/laser (these are just led but are effective to 20
inches or something like that) and press the test button. Very cool
tony Kari: Awesome. Vid. My toro 524 works great. But when I let go of the auger gear
before it completely stops. It makes a grinding noise ? The belt looks good
Ray Josephs: Question, I have a Tecumseh hssk 50-55 on my snow-bower...always stored
off-season properly. First usage this season, fresh gas in, fired right up
and runs great however, I notice it's not RPM'ing as high as it normally
does. Should I first adjust the governor screw or adjust the governor
lise fournier: Bonjour Jonyboy, je voudrais savoir si tu as cette vidéo en francais?
j'essaie de bien comprendre mais je ne suis pas bilingue, un peu de
problème à comprendre, j'ai justement un problème pareil et veux réparé mon
souffleur moi-même. Merci
4x4extreme5: Whats the fix for a carb that only works when its fully choked. thanks
HOW TO ADJUST SNOWBLOWER ENGINE SPEED GOVERNOR4.8
out of 5