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3 hp Craftsman snowblower

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01-27-05, 05:37 AM   #1  
3 hp Craftsman snowblower

I have an old (approx. 15 years) Craftsman snowblower with a 3hp engine (I beleive Tecumseh). I think NOMA made the snowblower for Craftsman. It runs fine once it starts. Starting is the problem. I HAVE to use starting fluid a few times to get it going, then its fine. Its always like this. Once its warm it will start on the first pull. Seems to me its a carb problem, I'm hoping someone here knows what I need to do. Using the primer bulb doesn't help at all in starting, but starting fluid works all the time!

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01-29-05, 06:11 AM   #2  
Fresh gas

Make sure the gas is fresh (ie) recently out of pump. For some reason gas seems to go stale if it sits in a can/gas tank for long.
Hope this helps,
Mike A

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