1/10/16 @ 11:34 AM
I'm having a problem with my eskimo mako m43. I got it out and put new gas/oil in it and it starts up and runs fine but when I apply throttle to it, it dies. It will run and spin the auger for about a second or two and then dies. Auger is about a year old. Any ideas?
2/23/16 @ 10:40 AM
2/22/16 @ 4:52 PM
I did a search and found this thread as I am having similar problems with my Z51 Shark that is only 3 years old. This year it just doesn't want to fire up as easy as it did in the past. I changed the spark plug and cleaned the air filter at the beginning of the year. I use ethanol free fuel and Eskimo's oil, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I may look into some carb cleaner and will definitely be putting some Sea Foam in. Unfortunately I have to wait a couple of days before my new Hypercoil comes in as that broke this past weekend as well. I also noticed that one blade was broke.
I got a decent deal on this auger, but I'm questioning the quality of the product right now.
1/13/16 @ 6:52 PM
1/12/16 @ 11:10 AM
1/12/16 @ 9:43 AM
Cocky, a lot of good comments and advice. I have an older Eskimo that had a similar problem. In addition to premium gas and the use of Seafoam, I took off the air cleaner and sprayed carburetor cleaner into the carb. Resolved the issue you are experiencing. May be worth a try prior to rebuilding the carb.
1/11/16 @ 1:12 PM
BigBlueTruck is spot on. Ethanol in the gas eats rubber components. I do not buy pre-mixed gas and oil, maybe because I am a tightwad, but that gas is suppose to be a premium grade. I do however buy premium gas for all my small engines which include Gas Augers, Chain Saw, Weed Whip Lawn Mower, kids dirt bike etc. Reason being it does not take much at all to gum out those small little needle valves.
1/11/16 @ 12:07 PM
After you get it running, put some "sea foam" in the gas tank. I had the same problem a few years ago with my MAKO and my snow blower. I started using sea foam in my gas and haven't had a problem since. Before that I used Sta-Bil but it didn't work very well. Good luck.
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