key wont turn on my craftsman snowblower


Old 12-16-13, 05:58 PM
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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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Old 12-17-13, 03:45 AM
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Just as a test, short out the contacts. If it starts then replace the key mechanism.
Old 12-17-13, 04:03 AM
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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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WD 40 will help displace the water in the switch.

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