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Craftsman Snow blower 5 years old


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12-09-03, 11:24 AM   #1  
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Craftsman Snow blower 5 years old

I cannot make it start my Craftsman Snow blower? I put starter fuild into engine, and press start. The engine run 1 sec or 2sec and then stop!!! Any suggestion???

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12-09-03, 06:21 PM   #2  
Perhaps you have bad gas. When was the last time you ran your blower? If the gas in the tank was put in last winter you most likely have a fuel problem or perhaps a clogged fuel system. If you can start the engine with starting fluid and it only runs a few seconds & stops that's unsually and indication of a fuel system problem.

 
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12-10-03, 12:18 AM   #3  
Hello Louis!

I agree...could be bad gas, and if that doesn't solve the problem, then it's time to clean out the carburetor.


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12-10-03, 07:47 AM   #4  
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If the fuel system is clogged, what is the best way to unclogg it?

I look inside where the spark plug go, it looks dry!!!

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12-10-03, 08:27 PM   #5  
Disassemble and clean the carburetor, and drain the gas tank if the gas is stale.


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12-12-03, 07:29 PM   #6  
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craftsman 5 yr old snowblower

I just had the same problem. big mistake i made was leaving
gas in from previous year, causing everything to gum up. i put a new
carb kit in and adjusted the screw holding the carb bowl on
and it started. I supposed if i had just cleaned the bowl and
the little holes in the screw and the bottom of the carb it would
have started, but i feel better adding about a $10.00 carb kit

 
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