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I have a craftsman 24" snow thrower model#247.889571 that wont

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I have a craftsman 24" snow thrower model#247.889571 that wont start. I have replaced the oil, the gas & the spark plug . it has an electric start which attempts to start and I have also tried manually cranking , all to no avail--Any ideas?--R. McIntosh

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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!

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Remove the spark plug, and put about a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug. Then if it fires for few seconds, you have carburetor problem.

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The needle valve and float can be stuck in the carburetor, not letting fuel to the engine. Here is basic carburetor. Yours will be simiale

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similar

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http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lmt_carb.asp

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Let me know. We can go from here. Thank you.

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