20 Most Recent Craftsman Snow Blower / Snowblower Bottom Cover : Questions & Answers

At times Sears manufactured "Anniversary" editions; Special editions; limited editions, etc and that is why at times finding the model number of a certain machine can be very difficult.
Many units that do the same thing (lawnmowers, snow blowers/throwers, etc) may have a different model number, but may use the exact same part & have an identical part number across many different units.
Maybe locate a very similar machine with a close enough Model number & you may have a very close relative to what you have with the same parts??

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Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Feb 16, 2019

5W 30 and fill it just below the bottom of the fill hole.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Mar 05, 2016

Go to Briggs and Stratton's website select customer support, owners manual search and enter 1696615-00 in the model number box. or try this link

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Jan 23, 2016

Stuck? you mean if you try to use the pull starter the engine will not let you pull the cord out?
Will it not start OR is the engine frozen. help us with your description
Take the Spark Plug out and see if that helps it turn over. Maybe the float in the Carburetor is stuck open and the cylinder filled with gas Causing Hydrolock.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Jan 21, 2016

Ensure ignition key or switch is on properly.
Easiest thing to try first is to change spark plug and check for spark, as sometimes the installed plug could be of very cheap quality. Next would be to check carburetor for dirt.
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Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Jan 13, 2016

My 8 horse has an adjustment screw on the carburetor Turn it out a little at a time till it keeps running Just don't over do it If you turn out too far you will flood it.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Jan 12, 2016

If it's the starter that makes a humming noise then you need to check the starter out. the gears could be stripped or even a tooth missing so it won't grab the fly wheel. Try pulling the start rope and see if that makes a difference. My Craftsman 8 horse has a recoil starter as well and I quite often use it as well. I don't always use the electric start.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Jan 12, 2016

It can be used, although the manufacturer recommends;

Super S 5W-30 Snow Thrower Engine Oil - Sears

Sears Rating: 4.5 - ‎5 votes
Oct 21, 2010 - Explorer 5W-30 snow thrower engine oil is a premium formulation for use in all four cycle engines when temperatures are below 32 deg. F. Explorer 5W-30 snow thrower engine oil protects the engine by lubrication, cooling, cleaning and sealing internal moving parts.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Aug 23, 2015

never knew any that would have to do it in stages when it's too deep .

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

Why do you say its over heating .Runs for 3 minutes the oil is OK .
Do you understand how the choke works .
bacsicly you prime the mechine in cold condutions 3-4 pumps choke to max throttle at 3 /1/4 .
Start backing off the choke after 3-to4 mins .
The choke shuts the fresh flow down to the engine in cold condutions ware it needs more fuel then air to run.
When the engine starts to get hot it can't run with out fresh air to mix with the gas it won't run anymore because there is to much gas and not enough air
Its simple fool prof will work everytime if you adjust it right

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

Howdie what seems to be the problem Manuals don,t alway,s have the answer E-mail MAil Me At farmer4047@hotmail.com to help out ya more how many hp does it have ? is it Brigg,s Or tum? hope to hear from you soon

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

Sounds like gear on axle shaft broke shear bolt or key. Take bottom plate off base of snowblower.It is ok to tip snowblown up on front end so wheels are in air. After plate is off turn wheels and see if drive gear is moving with axle. If not key way or bolt has broken off, replace and will be back in motion.

Craftsman Snow... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

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