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Chipper won't start

stealth729's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
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01-29-10, 01:14 PM   #1  
Chipper won't start

Have an older chipper purchased by my father @walmart ~12 years ago. Phone # on it claims to be from MTD Products but cant locate user manual on their websitre based on model # 234-645B000. It won't start. Gas is good, plug is new and there seems to be spark. It's a Briggs & Stratton 5 HP engine. Was wondering if there might be a fuel filter on the engine somewhere that I can't see. Any help is appreciated.


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01-29-10, 03:35 PM   #2  
try putting a few drops of gas down the spark plug hole. If it starts for a couple of seconds, you need to clean the carb.

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01-29-10, 05:11 PM   #3  
for parts see if it looks like the 1995 one here at bottom . Also easy is to spray carb cleaner into air inlet and see if it will run, confirming it's the carb

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01-29-10, 07:21 PM   #4  
I have one about the same age and sometimes it requires a SMALL shot of ether to get it to start. After that it starts w/ one pull the rest of the day.

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