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Yard Works Snowblower

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02-06-12, 03:26 PM   #1  
Yard Works Snowblower

i have a yard works snow blower and it wont start. I checked spark, spark is good, i put fuel down in the head cylinder still wont start checked compression 180 pounds still wont start any suggestions??

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02-11-12, 12:23 PM   #2  
With the spark, compression and fuel, it should start. Usually the problem with the first of the season starting is the fuel residue left in the cylinder, if not the carburetor. When you have put fuel down the spark plug hole you've bypassed any problem in the carburetor. Then your problem is likely the fuel residue in the cylinder. It creates a type of flooded condition.

Turn off the fuel from the tank to the carburetor. If no shutoff, just pinch the line with a clamp. Then, full choke, half throttle and spin the engine over about five times. This will get the fuel out of the carburetor bowl. Then pull the spark plug and tie the plug wire back to avoid sparking or turn off the ignition at a switch if you have one. Then with full throttle, no choke, spin the engine over about five times to get rid of any fuel in the cylinder. Then put a teaspoon of gasoline down the plug hole and put the plug back in it and see if it will try to start with no choke, full throttle. You may have to pull it over a half dozen times to get it to fire. If it does, it will run a short time.

Then turn the fuel back on and with half choke, half throttle try to start it.

Hopefully it'll take off for you. Once you have it running the first time of the season, it should start for you for the rest of winter with normal starting procedures.

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