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I have a two year old Craftsman 26 inch snowthrower. no

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I have a two year old Craftsman 26 inch snowthrower. no problems last season. cannot start it. changed plug, fresh gas. electric start. has been used maybe 6 times. oil OK

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

Shut off valve?

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

Well I would prefer a home visit by someone who can figure this out

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

New gas, new plug, new machine. followed manual troubleshooting

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 8 months ago
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Hi I'm Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

what you are describing is a plugged jet in the carburetor

needs to be rebuilt or replaced to verify this remove spark plug

pour a teaspoon of gas into the cylinder, replace the plug

it should start and run 2-3 seconds

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry, So I sprayed starter into the spark plug hole. Replaced plug, and it started right up for 2-3 seconds. then stopped. a bit of exhaust smoke.
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 8 months ago

Thank you for the response

That is the carb plugged needs to be rebuilt

remove the carb, disassemble, boil out in a pot of hot water 10-15 minutes, air dry and install a rebuild kit

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 8 months ago

Morning

Just following up with you

did my answer help you ?/

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 8 months ago

Hi

following up with you

did you get it started ??

do you need any more help

Wayne

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