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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I've been trying to start my blower. Nothing is working.

Customer Question

I've been trying to start my blower. Nothing is working. Sometimes it tries to turn over but nothing.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

Hello, what exactly do you mean ? Does the electric start work? pull starter? Does the engine turn? Or it just won't start?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Both starters work fine. Every great once in a while it tries to turn over but won't catch on. White smoke and spray come out of the carb.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It has fresh gas and a new spark plug in it also. Did an oil change a few months back.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Correction the smoke and spray come out of the exhaust.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

If gas is blowing out the muffler the engine is flooded. Check your oil level to see if it reads over filled or smells like gss.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
According to the dipstick, it's at the full line.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

Remove the plug to see if wet, if so dry off. With engine switch in off position pull the rope to see if gas blows out the plug hole..Re install plug and try starting without choke or priming.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I'm going out to the garage and check.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I dried off the plug. It was a little wet. No fluid is coming out of the spark plug hole.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

Did you try starting?

Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

When was the last time it was running?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The oil is a little over filled. I'm going to train a little now.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I had it running sometime in October.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

There could be some old gas sitting in the carb bowl.Clamp the fuel line and loosen 1 of the carb bowl screws to drain the bowl. Have a rag handy.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm calling it quits tonight. Poor lighting and cold.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

ok

Expert:  Vince O. replied 10 months ago.

Any luck?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ry I didn't get back to you, my house was broken into Friday night. I'm still dealing with that so the thrower will have to wait. I did drain the bowl and cleaned It, but still no luck.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hey Vince, I will try to get to the thrower this weekend.