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I have a Troy Bilt snow blower that I cannot get started. It is one year old. However, it was started once after purchase but never used.
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Can you remove the spark plug? Remove it, put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if it will start for a few seconds. If it does, carburetor is not getting fuel to the engine

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
will have to wait until tomorrow after work to try this
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Just tried it and the snow blower did start, briefly. If I understand correctly, this shows that fuel is not getting into the cumbustion chamber. So, how do we fix that?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Have to get to the carburetor, and check the fuel line to the carburetor for flow. If it has fuel to the carburetor, then the carburetor float bowl needs to be removed and the float and needle valve checked for flow from the tank. Bowl may be full if water or debris.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the bowl has been removed twice. no water or debris. probsbly out of my depth to check the float and check valve. sounds like we need to contact a. small engine mechanic.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Either that or replace the carburetor! Sorry.

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