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How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:20:47 AM »


I purchased this Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower new on Feb. 8th, 2011.


After owning it for just a few weeks the chute directional control stopped working. I was able to repair that myself by replacing a missing pin in the box below the chute control handle.


This year I filled it up with gas for the first time and put it away in my garage. A couple hours later I enter my garage and I smell gas.


I take a look at my snow thrower and it's dripping gas all over the place. I pushed it outside and the next morning after the snow storm take this video of it leaking gas.


It has a constant drip and when you push the primer bulb in gas squirts out of it.


I have called the first six warranty service centers that come up on the troy-bilt website when I do a search in my area by zip code (57252) and they all tell me that they don't do troy-bilt warranty work.


Troy-bilts own 800 number just gives me a busy signal every time I try calling it.


Anyone else ever have this problem with a Troy-Bilt snow thrower?
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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 10:06:53 AM »
I got a free gas tank one year when my plastic gas tank had a leak. I see where some snowblowers have been recalled for the same probo. Is your engine the same make as a Toro?

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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 10:29:36 AM »

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Is your engine the same make as a Toro? [/size]


I believe mine is different.

This is the Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower that I own.


I loaded it up and took it to a local small engine guy in town here this morning. I'm guessing it something with the float being stuck or not working anymore, but I'm not a small engine guy and I don't have time to mess with it myself.
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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 03:54:54 PM »
Ends up the float was stuck on it. I ended up storing it with a dry gas tank when I put it away last March or so.

The repair guy calls me this afternoon and said it has never leaked a drop sense I dropped it off. Loading it up and bringing it down there must have unstuck the float. It's funny because I even tapped on the bowl a few times thinking that the float must just be stuck. Guess I should have got a little rougher with it, lol...

He cleaned up all the gas that was spilt on it and adjust the side glides so my scraper blade was down were it should be. On top of it he let me use his ramps to load and unload it in my pickup.

The bill, $5.00 check out charge.

I think he maybe even cheaper the JW, lol...

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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 07:44:08 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 08:41:34 PM »
Awesome!

I was happy about it.

Bring on the snow!! ;)
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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »
Just the float stuck huh?  Having the same issue with mine...will give it a couple taps and see if it frees...
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Re: How my new Troy-Bilt Storm 2620 Snow Thrower Leaks Gas.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 04:50:25 PM »
Small engines are very susceptible to "stale" fuel. As fuel sits and slowly evaporates , it breaks down and leaves behind a sticky varnish(stuck float or something)and other gook.

I use Sta-Bal fuel additive in my small engine and motorcycle gas.It helps slow the fuel decay down.Sta-Bal is not needed if your engine is a daily user (or often).

My small engines sit for up 6 months or more.I also start the season with a fresh can of gas.
The smaller the amount of fuel, the quicker it seems to break down."Hey my weed eater won't start ..worked fine last summer"  Yeah,  Change the gas.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 04:53:31 PM by Tuco »

 

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