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key wont turn on my craftsman snowblower


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12-16-13, 05:58 PM   #1  
key wont turn on my craftsman snowblower

Used the snow blower three times yesterday, today went to start it and the key wont turn. I used a lock de-icer and of course that would of been to easy and it didn't work. Is it something easy or do I need to call for help

 
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12-17-13, 03:45 AM   #2  
Just as a test, short out the contacts. If it starts then replace the key mechanism.

 
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12-17-13, 04:03 AM   #3  
Most key switches create a short in the off position so that they ground the primary coil wire.

A blow dryer may be needed for a little spot heat. After it is unthawed.... then you can lubricate.

 
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12-17-13, 07:42 AM   #4  
WD 40 will help displace the water in the switch.

 
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