MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob: Found!

After the snow cleared and we ventured out again, the missing snowthrower throttle knob was sitting on the far reaches of the driveway:

MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob - crude repair
MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob – crude repair

It’s a well-meaning, albeit totally ineffectual, expedient repair.

I put a channel around the slot for the throttle shaft to mimic the original design:

MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob - fracture
MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob – fracture

The fracture started at the end and worked its way back, loosening the knob’s grip on the shaft as it went:

MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob - pieces
MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob – pieces

Should my replacement survive the next 13 years, it’ll likely outlive the rest of the snowthrower:

Snowthrower throttle knob - installed
Snowthrower throttle knob – installed

If the original MTD choke knob didn’t have that fancy metal insert, I’d replace it just for pretty …

3 thoughts on “MTD Snowthrower Throttle Knob: Found!

  1. I never remember how much I’ve already shared, so I’ll say this: My Gilson Montgomery Wards snowblower, 7hp B&S, is from 1969, and runs great…..they seem to be pretty durable. There’s a good chance yours will last as long.

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