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Can't start my toro snowblower Power Max 826 OE, any

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Can't start my toro snowblower Power Max 826 OE, any thoughts? Doesn't turn over with the electric starter. Spark plug maybe? bad fuel?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
great. Do you need any other info, or should I just sit tight?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your response. We need to first determine if our problem is fuel related, or ignition related. I can tell you how to make this determination. Do you have any carburetor cleaner in a can?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no I don't
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this doesnt seem so helpful. thanks anyway
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

No problem. Let's try something different. Remove your spark plug, then pour about a teaspoon of gas into your spark plug hole. Re-insert your spark plug, then try starting your engine again.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I will work with you, until you and I can get your engine up and running again.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I do apologize for the delay in responding to you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If your engine starts up briefly, this means your ignition is ok, and your carburetor is very likely at fault.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Craig, I can wait for you, if you have the time to give this suggestion a try.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If you had gas left inside your fuel tank since last winter, this will confirm your question relating to bad fuel. Fuel, if not stabilized, will begin to turn stale within thirty days, from the date of purchase. Stale fuel will eventually turn to gum and varnish, then clog the small jets and fuel passages inside your carburetor.