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How do I replace a Stop Switch in a Gas Snowblower?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire

    The spark plug needs to be untangled from the wire.

  2. Remove the electric starter switch

    Pull the starter switch off the mount. The starter switch can be hung by the electrical cord.

  3. Remove the engine shroud

    The key has to be removed. The choke and throttle knobs need to be pulled off. Remove the acorn nuts. Remove the screws from the shroud. To get to the back of the stop switch, you have to remove the engine shroud from the mounting studs.

  4. Remove the stop switch

    The wires to the stop switch need to be disconnected. Work the stop switch out of the engine shroud by pressing the stop switch locking tabs.

  5. Install the new stop switch

    The engine shroud has a stop switch. The stop switch wires need to be connected.

  6. Reinstall the engine shroud

    The engine shroud needs to be reinstalled before the muffler shroud can be pulled off. Pull off the bolts that hold the belt cover. Release the control rod from the control rod receiver by removing the bolts from the red chute support brackets. Remove the bolts that hold the shroud to the muffler. Pull off the shroud from the wire control cables. Remove the rocker cover and connect the breather hose to the fitting on the engine shroud. Work the engine shroud onto the engine by aligning the choke knob shaft and the 2 carburetor mounting posts. The rocker cover breather hose fitting should be used if the breather hose doesn't pass through the opening. The rocker cover fitting needs to be secured with the breather hose. Attach the engine shroud to the engine with 2 acorn nuts. Put the wire control cables into the retainer clip. The shroud mounting bolts need to be reinstalled. Line up the support brackets with the mounting holes if you push the control rod back into the receiver. The red chute support brackets have bolts in them. Attach the belt cover to the mounting bolts. The choke and throttle knobs need to be reinstalled. The engine shroud needs to be removed because it fits under the bottom lip of the muffler shroud. The engine shroud can be removed without removing the muffler shroud.

  7. Reinstall the electric starter switch

    Remove the mounting screws from the electric starter switch.

  8. Reconnect the spark plug wire

    The spark plug wire needs to be reconnected.

  9. Reinstall the key

    The slot has a key in it.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

needle nose pliers, phillips screwdriver, slot screwdriver, socket and ratchet set, work gloves, wrench set.

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