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I can't get snow blower started. I left fuel in it through…

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I can't get snow...

I can't get snow blower started. I left fuel in it through the summer. The only thing I can figure. Any suggestion on how to get it started

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

Yes I don't think it has shut off. I couldn't find one

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

Not sure

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

Not that I can think of. Just bought it last year and used it 4 or 5 times. Put it in the shed.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 6 months ago

Remove the spark plug, put a teaspoon of fuel directly into the cylinder, re-install the spark plug and see if it starts.

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