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My troy bilt snow blower wont start new gas, fuel line,

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My troy bilt snow...

My troy bilt snow blower wont start new gas, fuel line, starter, carb, spark plug...when I am using the electric start it almost sounds like it is running...seems like something electrical

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

There is gas, there is no shut off valve

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I have been

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Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your small engine questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

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Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

ok have you checked to see if your getting actual spark yet?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I used a spark plug tester it shows power from the coil to the spark plug and it has a new spark plug
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

ok if that seems strong , shoot some start fluid or brake cleaner something flammable into the intake and see is she fires up

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can I use gas...I've used gas and nothing happened
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I know it makes no sense...I've been working on it a long time
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

gas is fine, make sure though its a tiny amount as its easy to flood these types of engines

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Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

if that dosent work I would pull the plug and check it, then hook it up to the coil wire and touch it to engine and double check the plug is sparking

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it didnt work...plug has a nice spark
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

ok so you may have a broken keyway on the flywheel, if the keyway is broken it will be out of time and not want to fire when its supposed to, I would pull that and see if it is broken

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are you saying the fly wheel should spin without resistance
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I dont see a key way on the flywheel should I remove the piece which is held on by the bolt and see if there is a key way beneath it?
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

no it will act as though as its tight, the entire flywheel will need to be removed and you will see a keyway on the shaft that keeps it aligned

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
looks like Im going to have to rent a puller and I wont be able to do that till tomorrow
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

you should be able to take the nut off and lightly tap the center shaft with a hammer a rod as to not mare the threads and it should pop up.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I got it off...the key is there and I could see the key in the slot before I took the flywheel off
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

this is interesting, so the only other thing I could think it would be is the valves, you would want to pull the valve cover and rotate the shaft to see if there is anything out of the norm, and if you have the model number of the engine I can get you the adjustment specs

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I dont see what I would call a valve cover and if it isnt this there is nowhere else to go?
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

there should be do you have a engine model number? and if thats not it we are overlooking something,

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i think its a tecumseh 3565a
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

I wasent able to pull anything up from that number,

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I really think its something simple that I am missing...I see no reason to talk on the phone...thanks
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 7 months ago

thats not me promoting you for the call its the system. I would just sleep on it tonight and it will come to you, its always after you walk away you will think of the problem,

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