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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
It has fresh gas and a new spark plug in it also. Did an oil change a few months back.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Correction the smoke and spray come out of the exhaust.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
According to the dipstick, it's at the full line.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Ok I'm going out to the garage and check.
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Did you try starting?

Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

When was the last time it was running?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The oil is a little over filled. I'm going to train a little now.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had it running sometime in October.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I'm calling it quits tonight. Poor lighting and cold.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

ok

Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.

Any luck?

Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Sorry.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey Vince, I will try to get to the thrower this weekend.