How to Rebuild the Carburetor for Toro Snowblowers

November 9, 2011

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If you have taken your snowblower out of storage and it won’t start, it might be time to rebuild your snowblower carburetor.

Instead of transporting your equipment to a professional to fix it, you can easily save money and all the hassle by rebuilding the carburetor on your snowblower yourself.

Snowblower Carburetor Repair Kit

Snowblower Carburetor Repair Kit

Watch this video (specific for Toro snowblowers, but the procedure is similar for other snowblower brands) or read the easy step-by-step instructions on how to rebuild your snowblower carburetor kit:

Snowblower Carburetor Repair Kit Video

Snowblower Carburetor Repair Kit Video

  • Carburetor kits usually provide all the parts to rebuild a snowblower carburetor (including rubber parts and gaskets.) You can purchase your carburetor kits at this snowblower parts resource.
  • Safety is an important consideration when working on your snowblower carburetor, as it produces a lot of fumes. You should perform this task in a well ventilated place, preferably wearing safety equipment. Wearing a face mask will help prevent breathing in poisonous fumes. Wearing safety glasses will prevent dirt, grease and other debris from shooting into your eyes while you are cleaning and scraping carburetor parts with a brush.
  • Follow diagram instructions included with your carburetor kit as kits will be different from one carburetor to another. Also, familiarize yourself with the parts contained with your particular kit.
  • Start the procedure by disconnecting the accelerator pump, removing the cover, then removing the choke linkages along with the choke (pay attention on how all the parts fit together, taking detailed notes so you can retrace your steps in reverse later.)
  • Using a toothbrush (better than a wire brush, which has been known to damage delicate parts if used too roughly) and a can of carburetor spray cleaner – clean each carburetor part carefully and thoroughly.
  • Use your personal notes (together with the carburetor kit instructions) to put the carburetor parts back together. Each screw should be tightened carefully, but delicately, so the threads are not stripped. Use your list to retrace each step you have taken and you will prevent making a mistake or forgetting a connection.
  • Your snowblower should work like  new!

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