Model #536885201 Craftsman snowthrower, gas

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Gas leak 536885201 Craftsman Snow thrower


Thank you for your question.  

I am sorry you are having a problem with the snow thrower. If gas is coming out of the primer bulb the problem is the float, needle, and seat are not regulating the gas level in the carburetor. This is usually caused by a piece of debris in the inlet of the carburetor. To cure this you can try to clean the carburetor first. I found a video that shows how to clean the carburetor. Click here to watch the video. If gas still leaks out of the primer, I recommend replacing the carburetor. The part for the snow blower can be ordered from the following link.   Part for snow blower model 536.885201 

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 11, 2013

I have a Craftsman Snow blower model 536885201. I pulled the start cord and it doesn't want to pull out. What can I do?


Several things can cause the starter rope to not pull out. The most common reason on a snow thrower is ice in the starter holding it.

If you are sure the starter is not frozen, check the oil level to be sure the engine has the correct amount of oil in it. Add oil if necessary.

Remove the spark plug and try to pull the rope. Sometimes you get the piston full of gasoline, oil, or water that holds it. With the spark plug removed, any liquid will be pushed out of the spark plug hole.

It is also possible the engine is worn and locked up. If the rope won't pull with the spark plug removed, try to turn the engine by hand. At this point you might need to remove the outer cover of the engine to access the flywheel to see if you can turn it.

If the engine is seized, you probably should replace the snow thrower.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
March 18, 2009

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