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I just tried to start my troy built snowblower... prime

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Hello, I just tried to start my troy built snowblower... prime switch just seems to be pushing air. when plugged in, the starter seems fine, but engine won't start. I have only used it one time last winter. I never drained fuel. Guessing I need to start with fresh fuel, but don't know how to drain it

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

It is filled with fuel, but it's old. not familiar with shut off valve

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

Yes at least I will try

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

I had a neighbor suggest fuel starter, on the spark plug??

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Hello, I would start by draining the old gas out. May have to pull the fuel line off. There's a good chance the carb is gummed up too and the main jet is clogged.Some of Troys engines are hard to work on, can you supply the model and ser #'s from the sticker?

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