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5hp tecumseh engine canadian snow blowers


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12-05-12, 12:00 PM   #1  
5hp tecumseh engine canadian snow blowers

Hey my 5 hp tecsnoeblower won't start I have cleaned the carb and replaced the plug how ever it still won't run I have good compression at my wits end help

 
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12-05-12, 12:51 PM   #2  
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Did you check if there is a spark?.....is there a red plastic "ignition" key?



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12-06-12, 02:47 AM   #3  
Yea I got good spark I'm just not tried starter fluid nothing

 
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12-06-12, 05:44 AM   #4  
Sounds like my old snowblower. It had a 5hp Tecumseh which didn't like to start after sleeping all summer.

You mentioned you've cleaned the carb, did you remove it from the engine or simply spray it with cleaner?
If you removed it, did you replace the gasket? Did you reset all the needles back to suggested spec or back to what they where?

If you simply sprayed it with cleaner and it's just a cranky engine like my old girl was, here is what I would suggest...

First check to make sure your fuel shut off is turned open.
On the bottom of the carb, there will be a spring loaded needle. You should be able to push on it and it will let out fuel. Confirm your carb bowl has fuel by doing this (have a rag handy to clean up the fuel as the muffler is right there).
Once you've confirmed the carb is getting fuel, and assuming the carb is tuned enough to get things started... Remove the spark plug (confirm it's not wet, dry and clean if needed) and add a small amount of fuel into the cylender (about a table spoon worth). Replace plug, chock on, throttle (idle control) on full and give it a couple pulls.
If everything internal is working as it should, she should fire for a couple revolutions on the fuel you put in the head. This may or may not be enough to get the old girl going, so a repeat may be nessessary.
I would say it should take no more then 2 or 3 times doing this to get it running. Anything beyond that with these engines would indicate a fuel supply issue.

 
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12-06-12, 06:13 AM   #5  
I put some seafoam in my tank and it did the trick. I was a little hesitant to try this at first, but taking the carb apart and cleaning it is not fun.

 
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