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I have a troy built snow blower that I just got lastbyear.

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It won't start today...
I have a troy built snow blower that I just got lastbyear. It won't start today
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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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. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go. Was your engine running ok, at the end of last snowing season?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no issues
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Thanks for your reply. Many times this problem occurs due to a clogged jet or fuel passage inside your carburetor. Did you leave gas inside your fuel tank over the summer months?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The left over gas is the source of our problem. You will need to drain all of the old gas from your fuel tank, and your carburetor, then do a basic cleaning to your carburetor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have no idea how to do that.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Michael, is this something you would like to try?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If it is easy to do, I can try it. We are having a blizzard and I would prefer not to shovel.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have a 10 mm wrench or socket?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Don't know. I am not very mechanically inclined. Is there another way to fix this issue?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

This another option, but it requires going to your local store to buy a fuel additive that is designed to clean your carburetor.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok can't do that either. As I said we have a blizzard here. Nothing is open.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

That's what I was afraid of ...

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

This means you will have to remove your fuel bowl from your carburetor, to do some basic cleaning to your carburetor.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

The problem you are having, is very common for snow blowers that hasn't been started in a few months ...

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks but that is not really helping me.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

You are very welcome! Do you have a spark plug wrench?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Fuel will began to turn stale within thirty days, from date of purchase, if fuel stabilizer is not added. Stale fuel within eventually turn to gum and varnish, then contaminate your fuel bowl. The contamination will eventually form sediments that will eventually clog the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Please cancel my subscription to just answer
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

No problem. You will not be charged. I do hope all goes well for you.

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