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

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thoughts? Doesn't turn over...
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?
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
great. Do you need any other info, or should I just sit tight?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years 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?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no I don't
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
this doesnt seem so helpful. thanks anyway
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

I do apologize for the delay in responding to you.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years 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.

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