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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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Snow blower not starting
, troybilt 2410, old gas and

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Customer: snow blower not starting
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: troybilt 2410 , old gas and oil left from a year ago. i filled more gas on top.. seems like i did a big mistake
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tried adding $18, but it did not work
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Have you tried spraying a little bit of carburetor cleaner or fuel directly into the throat of the carburetor? You can at least tell by doing this if the machine is getting fuel through the carburetor. If it fires and tries to run then you know that you are not getting fuel through the carburetor and it will have to be cleaned in order to get the machine back up and running. Sometimes if you can keep it running for a little bit and get the engine warm then it will go ahead and run with the old fuel, it's just that the old fuel doesn't burn as well or at all in a cold engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

I am calling you now. I will see if I can help you over the phone.

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