Snow blower starting problem


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Old 10-09-15, 04:02 PM
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Snow blower starting problem

MTD 179cc OHV horizontal Shaft engine Model SN265SV
MTD SINGLE STAGE SNOW BLOWER 2NIC SERIES

Will doing a paddle replacement tipped the snow blower up with the handle towars the ground. Now have oil coming out the muffler and around the choke will not start. How do you clean the oil and get the engine started? Tried a new spark plug. Any ideas? Thank you in advance and have a great day!
 
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When you took the older plug out did you turn the engine over ?

If not do that and pour a cap full of gas in the carb and it should start.
 
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Old 10-09-15, 04:32 PM
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I would put the snow blower on blocks high enough to put a pan under it, so the oil can be drained. Leave the drain plug & the spark plug, out over night. The next day spin the engine only once so the valves change position. Let it set like that for another hour or so.

Put the drain plug in & fill the oil. Pull the rope 2 or 3 times as if you were going to start it. That will insure that you have compression. Install a new spark plug, prime it & try to start it.
 
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Old 10-09-15, 04:35 PM
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Remove plug pull over several times to blow some of the oil out.
Pore that cap full of gas right in the plug hole, it's not going to take much.
May take several times cleaning the plug off to get it going.
 
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The air filter is probably saturated with oil also so remove it while you are trying to start it, if it is saturated get a new one. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 10-10-15, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by geogrubb
". . . air filter is probably saturated with oil . . ."
I can't speak to "ALL" snowblowers; but most are not equipped with Air Filters . . . . something which would just get frosted shut during winter when there is minimal dust in the air anyway.
 
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Old 10-10-15, 10:29 AM
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Vermont, sorry, you are correct, forgot about that, my mind is still on lawnmowers. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Thank you for all the great ideas.
Drained the caburetor bowl had tipped far enough for oil to get into the bowl! Yes it started!
 
 

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