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I have just bought (second hand) what looks to be a very new Craftsman, 9 hrspwr, 318 Tecumseh engine, 28", Electric Start, snow blower. It actually appears to be almost brand new. The problem I'm having is that it will crank perfectly (turn over), but will not actually start. I put new gas in it and a new spark plug with the correct gap. Set it on 'choke' because its a cold start, and the key is fully inserted into its slot. Oil looks brand new and is at proper level. It just cranks and cranks...but wont start! Can you suggest anything

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Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, did you check for spark? If there is spark try squirting a little carb cleaner directly into th carb to see if it fires.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Vince, NO spark!! Maybe a coil?
Technician: Vince O., Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Did it fire at all?

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