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Snowblower won't start


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11-05-02, 05:01 PM   #1  
Snowblower won't start

I have a Snow King SC 522 snowblower with an HS 50 Tecumseh engine. I am unable to start the engine. I checked and found a small amount of gas in the tank. I usually run it dry in the spring, it must have quit running with the gas in the tank. I'm guessing the gas gummed up the carburator. Can I disassemble the cover and clean the carburator with a spray cleaner?

I have put fresh gas in and it won't start. I'm going to get a new plug also. I'll check the spark if the cleaning and new plug don't help.


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Sherm

 
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11-05-02, 10:58 PM   #2  
Hello Dsherm!

You should be able to disassemble the carb and clean it just fine with spray carb-cleaner. You may need to replace the diaphragm and gasket when you do. Let us know how it goes!


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11-06-02, 09:38 AM   #3  
Snowblower start stuff.....

I picked up a junker Ariens and swished the tank with starter spray and dumped it out. I noticed that it had a stainless screen inside so non of the rust could get to the carb. I put a new plug in and used a bike pump to force air through the carb with the bottom screw removed. Looked like solidified honey and dirt that came out but then a stream or air. Capped it, wd40'd the "rusted solid carb controls" and gave it fresh gas and it runs great. You might just blow the carb out..... worked 4 me.

 
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11-06-02, 11:28 AM   #4  
To Racket 7,

I'll give your suggestion a try. I have an electric pump to use. My snow blower is also sold as an Arien's. Actually, it's made by Noma, I think they make most of the store brands.

I assume you blew the carb out on the machine right? You didn't remove it.

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Sherm

 
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