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I have a Troy built 2620 and it won't start from a cold

Customer Question

I have a Troy built 2620 and it won't start from a cold start I replaced the spark plug already.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes fresh fuel as it was ran dry last year
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Nothing I can think of
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

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

Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

Are you saying your engine won't start?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it doesn't turn over
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am just looking for ideas on what to check for next , fuel is fresh and spark plug is new . Tried both electric and manual start.
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

Thanks for your reply. Is this your first time attempting to start your engine in a while?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
At least a year.
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

Did you have older fuel left inside your fuel tank, since the last time you used your snowblower?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No the tank was dry, I filled it up myself after getting it from the gastation
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

I would like for you to try something for me?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly. If you do not have carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, remove your spark plug and pour about a teaspoon of gas directly into your spark plug hole, re-install your spark plug, then try starting your engine.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok I will try that thank you
Expert:  Donald replied 3 months ago.

You are very welcome! We can continue from here.