Users' questions

What causes Tecumseh to surge?

What causes Tecumseh to surge?

Surging. If the governor surges up and down, then the problem may be a plugged carburetor, a plugged idle circuit or a worn linkage. If you check these components and see that they work properly, then the set of the governor may be too sensitive. This means that it reacts too quickly and overcompensates for the speed.

What causes a snowblower motor to surge?

There are a few different reasons your snowblower may be surging and/or backfiring. These include: Running Lean – If your carburetor is running lean, this means your air-to-fuel mixture is off and that the engine isn’t getting enough fuel (source).

Why does my snowblower engine pulsate?

If the snowblower engine RPMs are surging up and down, check the following parts for damage: springs, gasket, carburetor, and spark plug. There are springs on the carburetor that allow the butterfly valves to open and close properly. The springs also ensure the governor is operating properly.

Why does my snowblower engine rev up and down?

Why does my snowblower engine backfire?

Snowblowers backfire when the fuel mix combusts outside of its engine, causing a loud and uncontained bang. A backfire commonly occurs when your engine is slowing down or shutting off. This can happen due to engine timing issues, the fuel gas is too old or the spark plugs have gone bad.

Can spark plugs cause surging?

3. Surging and Lagging. Another good indication that your spark plugs are dirty or worn is if your vehicle experiences surges of speed, resulting in a jerking acceleration. These surges occur because your spark plugs are not igniting the fuel in your engine at the proper rate, resulting in an uneven speed.

What causes an engine to hunt and surge?

If an engine is not getting enough fuel (this is called “running lean”), due to fuel pressure (regulated by the fuel pump and regulator), restricted fuel injectors, a vacuum leak or really anything that throws off the fuel mixture going in to the engine, this can cause the surge.