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I can't start my Ariens Deluxe 28 snow blower. My model has…

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I can't start my...

I can't start my Ariens Deluxe 28 snow blower

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

Yes, My model has the choke and idle down controls in the same location.

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

I hope if I set the choke and the idle control switch in the proper positions it may start. I can't determine what those positions might be in the operators manual that came with the machine

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

I had the unit checked over by my dealer before the season. Last season it seemed that the choke knob and the idle down control had to be In a certain position before the engine would start.

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Hi Dwight

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Hi Dwight

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Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

HI

Just following up with you

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