Hi all -
I picked up an LX188 last Spring and have been loving it. I bought a plow blade for it and had really low expectations for it but I've been totally amazed at how much snow it will move. I haven't fired up the snowblower yet! And the plow gets down to the pavement better - especially for light snow and ice. We had a snow/ice storm yesterday and it suddenly stalled on the first trip back up the driveway. It didn't want to stay running. At first I thought it was running out of fuel. It has a full tank but I thought maybe it was starving for fuel. As it warmed up it got a little better but will only run on full throttle. I was able to plow with it, but it's way down on power. After it ran for about 15 minutes it would stay running at part throttle but wouldn't take any sort of load. Then I noticed (saw and smelled) that it was leaking fuel from somewhere. I assume the carb itself.
I'm wondering if there's any common problem areas with these where I can start trouble shooting. I'm thinking either a stuck choke or stuck float on the carb.