PowerSmart PSS1210M Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your PowerSmart PSS1210M Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many PowerSmart PSS1210M owners experience issues with their snow blower from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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PowerSmart PSS1210M Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the PowerSmart PSS1210M:

The PowerSmart PSS1210M Engine Fails to Start (Engine cranks over)

Cause Solution
  • Engine ignition switch in OFF position
  • Position engine ignition switch to ON
  • Spark plug wire disconnected
  • Connect wire to spark plug
  • Faulty spark plug
  • Clean, adjust gap, or replace spark plug, see Engine Operator’s manual
  • Engine flooded with fuel
  • Discontinue choke or primer use, clean or replace spark plug.
  • Safety key not inserted in engine ignition
  • Insert key fully into the switch
  • Choke not in START position
  • Move choke to START position, after engine starts slowly move to RUN position as engine speed and operation stabilizes at the set rpm. If engine still does not start move to half choke and crank engine.
  • Engine not primed with fuel
  • Prime engine, see Engine Operator’s manual
  • Fuel incorrect, old or stale, will not ignite
  • Empty and clean fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline. (Note: Fuel may become stale after 30 days in some cases)
  • Blocked or clogged fuel system or line
  • Clean fuel system or line
  • Fuel shut-off valve in OFF position
  • Turn fuel shut-off valve to ON position

The PowerSmart PSS1210M Engine runs erratic, stalls or seems low on power

Cause Solution
  • CHOKE in ON or partial ON position
  • Move CHOKE lever to RUN
  • Fuel incorrect, old or stale
  • Empty and clean fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline. (Note: Fuel may become stale after 30 days in some cases)
  • Blocked or clogged fuel system or line
  • Clean fuel system or line
  • Carburetor is in need of cleaning
  • Clean fuel system and carburetor
  • Spark plug wire loose
  • Connect and tighten spark plug wire
  • Faulty spark plug
  • Clean, adjust gap, or replace spark plug, see Engine Operator’s manual
  • Engine oil over filled
  • Drain oil to proper level. Oil should not be above the top 2 threads of LOWER fill plug
  • Engine oil level low or empty
  • Add oil

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How to Diagnose and Repair a PowerSmart PSS1210M

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your PowerSmart PSS1210M Snow Blower.

PowerSmart PSS1210M Snow Blower Troubleshooting

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