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Mucksiegooma


Joined: Feb 23, 2014
Points: 1

Ariens ST824
Original Message   Feb 23, 2014 1:20 pm
My snow thrower starts great, runs good, but when I get into deep, a bit compacted snow,  it starts to pop and backfire and the governor doesn't seem to be kicking in like it is supposed to.  I sprayed the linkage for the
governor and make sure that it is free, but I'm still not happy with the performance.   I do run Sea Foam in it always and non-oxygenated gas.

Any suggestions.
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niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 354

Re: Ariens ST824
Reply #1   Feb 24, 2014 12:19 pm
U need to check ur valves clearnces!!.. most likely the exhaust is the problem.. valve clearnces should be between .004-.012..
jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Ariens ST824
Reply #2   Feb 25, 2014 11:40 am
It sounds to me like it might be a fuel related issue.
Depending on what type of carb. you have on the engine.
It could be that the needle needs to be adjusted.
If you have one, it's located on the bottom of the float bowl.
Try turning it clockwise about a quarter of a turn and see if that
makes any difference.
You may have a carb. that isn't adjustable.
If so, there will just be what looks like a bolt head
on the bottom of the fuel bowl.
In that case you'll have to pull off the bowl.
and clean the jet which may be a little clogged.
You may also have some debris in the bottom of the fuel bowl.
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