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I just received a snowblower that was in a shed years I put

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I just received a snowblower that was in a shed for two years I put gas in it and try to
Toronto start it but won't start?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

What happens if you spray a little carburetor cleaner of fuel directly into the throat of the carburetor? Does it fire or act like it wants to start?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't have cleaner at this time should I
Go and get some and where is the carburetor?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Normally the carburetor is covered with a heat shield on the left side of the engine if standing behind the machine. You could also do the same thing by removing the spark plug and put a little directly into the cylinder if it is easier to get too. You can do the same thing with a little bit of fuel if you don't have carburetor cleaner. My thought is that the carburetor jets are probably stopped up from having sit that long and you will most likely end up needing to remove the carburetor and thoroughly clean it.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I will need some time to try your advise
and will let you know asap!
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Take your time I will be here until around 8:00 PM this evening Eastern time. Let me know what you find and we can continue from there.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thanks should I replace the spark plug
also?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

I really doubt that the plug will be an issue but you can replace it for peace of mind if you want.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thanks!
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Let me know what you find out.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It has gotten late for me can we finish
In the morning?and I still have to get tools.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Yes, you are fine. When you are ready just come back and we can continue our conversation.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

I normally log into the site around 8:00 AM in the mornings and will be available until about 6:00 PM Eastern time.