Tecumseh Snowblower engine won’t idle; engine speed not steady-simple, fast FIX

Nearest Mechanic to Me Aurora

If you are having trouble getting your Tecumseh snowblower engine to idle smoothly or hold a reasonably steady engine speed, try this first before you make any adjustments to the carb or governor. My idle restrictor screw seemed to have all the orifices clear but once I gently cleaned it and re-installed it, the engine idled smoothly and the minor “hunting” I was experiencing went away. Before cleaning the idle restrictor screw, the engine would die when set to idle.