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My snow blower 247.88957 will not start

My snow blower which is barley 2 years old will not start. It was put away last year after running the motor until the gas ran out as suggested. After filling with fresh gas the motor does not fire up & does not appear to be getting any fuel in the cyl.

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Many thanks Wade, I removed the carb bowl & sprayed carb cleaner up the main jet & cleaned the area with compressed air & after reassembly the snow blower fired right up & is now running ok.
by Manage My Life
October 28th, 2011
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With fuel not getting to the cylinder I have to believe there is a carburetor problem. Pick up a can of spray carb/choke cleaner. Spray a 3-4 second shot of cleaner down the throat of the carburetor then immediately try to start the engine. You may do that a few times to see if it will go ahead and run. If it does not, I recommend you take the bowl off the carburetor and clean the bowl out and then spray some cleaner up onto the needle and in the main jet to see if you can get whatever is in there to blown out.

Sometimes when the engine is ran until it quits there can still be some residual fuel left in the lines and/or carburetor. If it was just some residual fuel you will likely be able to get it cleaned up pretty easy (as I described initially). If it was a little more it may take a bit more cleaning to get it back running again.

I've gotten to where I recommend using Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer mixed up and used on the last tank of gas used. Then run it out of fuel and any residual fuel left will be treated with the stabilizer. Or, if you can, leave some treated gas in the tank and run the machine every few weeks for a few minutes to keep things flowing as they should.

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by Manage My Life
October 28th, 2011
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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your snow blower. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.
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October 26th, 2011
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