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I can't get it to start. There is a red wire exposed that…

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***** *****, I can't...

***** *****, I can't get it to start. There is a red wire exposed that may be the problem

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The wire is on the right side and looks like it needs to be connected somewhere. I don't have an electric start

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. What type of engine are you trying to start? Snowblower?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Gasoline 8 horsepower snowblower separate gas and oil compartments
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks for this information. Did your engine run satisfactorily at the end of last snow season? Did you have gas left inside your fuel tank, from last season? These are only troubleshooting questions.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no, it didn't run the only time I tried. There wasn't any gas in it.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have any carburetor cleaner in a can?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

If not, remove your spark plug, and pour about a teaspoon of gas into your spark plug hole. Re-insert your spark plug, then try starting your engine again. Let's see if your engine will start up and run briefly.

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