snowblower engine will not start - solution

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Old 01-02-03, 10:19 AM
lancer81
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snowblower engine will not start - solution

I have a 4-year-old snowblower with a 5HP Tecumseh engine, model HSSK50. This year it will not start and I have not had problems in the past.

-it just turns over and never fires

-putting gas in spark plug chamber will allow it to start and run for a few seconds

-spraying starter fluid into choke allows it to start and run for a few seconds

-gas flow from tank seems fine as pushing 'button' under bowl causes gas to drain

-when fuel line removed from carburetor gas drains fine

-float seems to move freely

-no apparent blockage in carburetor

Turned out the bolt holding the bowl has drilled passages and one of those was plugged.

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Old 01-02-03, 10:56 AM
Joe_F
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Dirt in that bolt does it all the time. Those holes must be SPOTLESS for proper fuel flow and for it to sometimes even run .
 
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Old 01-03-03, 10:03 AM
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Hello lancer!

I agree with Joe...you have a fuel restriction in the carb. The holes in the bolt are the most common source of problems on these engines. Check again to be sure all of them are clear....there's one down in the center of that bolt too.
 
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