Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go. Was your engine running ok, at the end of last snowing season?
Thanks for your reply. Many times this problem occurs due to a clogged jet or fuel passage inside your carburetor. Did you leave gas inside your fuel tank over the summer months?
The left over gas is the source of our problem. You will need to drain all of the old gas from your fuel tank, and your carburetor, then do a basic cleaning to your carburetor.
Michael, is this something you would like to try?
Do you have a 10 mm wrench or socket?
This another option, but it requires going to your local store to buy a fuel additive that is designed to clean your carburetor.
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That's what I was afraid of ...
This means you will have to remove your fuel bowl from your carburetor, to do some basic cleaning to your carburetor.
The problem you are having, is very common for snow blowers that hasn't been started in a few months ...
You are very welcome! Do you have a spark plug wrench?
Fuel will began to turn stale within thirty days, from date of purchase, if fuel stabilizer is not added. Stale fuel within eventually turn to gum and varnish, then contaminate your fuel bowl. The contamination will eventually form sediments that will eventually clog the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.
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