Hard starting snowblower

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Old 02-17-03, 07:06 PM
GDon
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Hard starting snowblower

I have a John Deere 26 inch snowblower powered by a 8 horsepower Tecumseh snow king engine. To get it to start, I have to put some gas down the spark plug hole; it will then start on the second or third pull and run fine. I changed the spark plug- same problem. What can I do to get it to start the normal way?
 
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Old 02-17-03, 08:38 PM
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Service/clean out the carburetor or look in the primer circuit (that aids in cold starting).
 
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Old 02-18-03, 03:07 AM
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Hello GDon!

Does the engine have a choke? If so, it is probably not closing all the way. Simple adjustment will take care of that. If it has a primer, it is not priming. This could be caused by a bad primer bulb or a bad bowl gasket.

Let us know what you find!
 
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Old 02-19-03, 06:55 AM
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How do I adjust the choke/
 
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Old 02-19-03, 07:27 PM
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Is the choke cable operated? Have you verified that it is not closing?
 
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Old 02-22-03, 06:26 AM
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The blower started easily in yesterday's 45 degree temperature. I did clean out the gas cap vents and held the primer bubble in for a longer period of time for 2 pushes. choke seems ok. Thanks for your help!
 
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