Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/carb kit


QUESTION: I have an MTD snowblower with a Tecumseh Snow King engine...  I can't seem to find a carb kit to repair it as the model number from the engine is hard to look up...  where can I find the carb kit?  The model number is HMSK80 1555450 (H) and the Date of Manufacture is 6158R.  I worked in a mower shop years ago and still know how to do the job, my problem is just finding the parts for it.

ANSWER: Check the spec number again.  It does not look right.

I suspect your carb is Tecumseh part number 632334A.

Most likely the carb kit you need is Tecumseh 632347...make sure it has an inlet needle seat and bowl o-ring/gasket.


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QUESTION: My fiancee looked at it, and the number is 155545u (H)

Good number.  The entire carb part number is 632334A - Tecumseh Carburetor.

The kit part number is Tecumseh 632347.

Make sure you Google the carb and the kit number for prices.

Also, if you Ebay the carburetor number you can find new carbs, from China, for less then $15 delivered to your door...just remove the old carb and install the new one.

Don't know the quality but since Tecumseh is out of business I suspect whoever is making Tecumseh parts is located in China or might as well buy direct.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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