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We forgot to empty the gas from our snow blower last spring,

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We forgot to empty...

We forgot to empty the gas from our snow blower last spring, now it will not start. It turns over but does not fire. Suggestions, please.

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

Yes, there is fuel in the tank. I do not know if the valve is open - it was not closed. Fuel has oil in it.

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

Not if it is difficult

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

We have an electric starter, so it turns over but doesn't start. Should I choke it or not?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

Remove the spark plug, and with plug grounded to the metal of the engine, see if you have spark. If it has spark, put a teaspoon of fuel directly into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if it starts for a few seconds.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
how do I access the spark plug?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Cancel this advice process and refund money -- too cold to work on out doors
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

Advise will still be good when it warms up!

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