Model #247889571 Craftsman snowthrower, gas

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Question and Answers

Q:

Snowblower won't stay running Model #247889571

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the snow blower. By the symptoms you are having I suspect the problem is dirty passages in the carburetor. When the passages start to plug up the engine does not get the needed fuel to run smoothly. Then when you choke the engine, it delivers more fuel and the engine will smooth out. To cure the problem I recommend cleaning the main jet in the carburetor. You will need to purchase a can for carb cleaner from the local auto parts store. Then click on the following link to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor. How to clean snow blower carburetor

The engine is not the same but it will give you an idea on how to do this. I have provided you with an image showing the break down of the carburetor.

Please use extreme caution when dealing with fuel.

Then after you have cleaned the carburetor, start the engine and slowly turn the choke off.

Please let me know if you have any other question on this problem.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 27, 2012
Q:

starting trouble with craftman snow thrower #247889571

A:

Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with the snow blower. First, make sure the fuel you are using is less than five weeks old. If it is full of old fuel, you can use a turkey baster to remove the old fuel. Next, be sure red key is pushed in all the way. Then move the choke lever to on and push the primer 3 to 5 times. Then try to start the engine. If the engine does not start, I suspect the problem is a dirty carburetor. To confirm this pour a few teaspoons of fresh fuel into the throat of the carburetor (the first image below will show how to get access to the carburetor.) then pull the starter rope. If the engine tries to start or starts, I recommend cleaning the carburetor. I have posted a few images below to aid in cleaning the carburetor. Once the carburetor is apart, clean all the passages with carb cleaner and a bread tie wire.  Please work in a well ventilated area and use caution when working with fuel.  Please feel free to replay below if you need further assistance.  Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .     If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears  technician.  Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:  Sears Home Services    Thank you for using Manage my life. Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 10, 2013
Q:

Can I put SN 5W-30 Oil in my Craftsmen 24" Snow blower Model No 247889571 when is askes for SF/G in the manual?

A:

Thank you for your question on the type of oil to use in the Snow Blower.

The SN is a new rating of motor oil and it is used primarily in the new car engines to help reduce engine wear and emissions.

It should not be used in older flat tappet car engines.

I would suggest using the SF/G oil in your new Snow Blower engine as stated in the owner's manual.

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Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2011