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Sounds like it is not getting fuel to the carburetor and into the engine. Is there a shut-off? Fuel line blocked? Maybe the carburetor is so gummed up that it will not allow fuel to flow into the bowl and be pulled into the cylinders. May have to disassemble the carburetor and clean it.

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If your snowblower won`t turn on or start, you can insert the key in the starter switch. There could be a problem with your starter switch or motor. To test the starter switch, you can use a multimeter. If the starter switch is not working properly, replace it.
The most common cause of a snowblower without a spark is a fouled spark plug. Cleaning and gapping or replacing the spark plug will fix the problem. Other likely causes of snowblower no spark include: Faulty control switch (on/off switch)
Since your snow blower has sat idle for months, the gas could easily have developed gummy residue, which can make starting the machine difficult. Siphon out the old stuff with a small siphon pump, and follow these steps for how to dispose of the gasoline. Then, fill the tank with fresh gas and try starting it again.
A plugged or improperly adjusted carburetor can cause your leaf blower to start, but then immediately die. Over time, especially if fuel has been left in the leaf blower for a long period, some of the fuel will evaporate and you will be left with a thick, sticky substance that can ultimately clog the carburetor.
A clogged carburetor is usually the result of leaving fuel in your snow blower for an extended period of time. Old fuel resting in your snow blower can also result in fuel evaporation, which may leave behind a thick, sticky substance. That sticky fuel can clog the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting.
Electric Start (Push Button) Snowblowers

Because snow blowers are used in cold weather, a battery would not function well. Therefore, it`s necessary to plug it in to use the electric start.

A snowblower that runs better on half choke likely suffers from a dirty or faulty carburetor. Cleaning or replacing the carburetor will fix the issue.
Turn off the snowblower engine and leave it to cool. Remove the carburetor bowl, float bowl and flathead. Spray and clean the dirty carburetor with a carburetor cleaner, removing debris with a cloth. Let it sit to remove impurities.

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I was able to start my 5HP Toro but it is running rough. It wouldn’t start at first so I drained the gas and put in fresh. After several pulls it started. I started it because we are expecting a snow storm. The way it is running I’m fear that when it has a load on it will die out. Is there something I can do to clear up the problem?

Toro 5 HP Snow Thrower – Couldn’t find on product list so I put in lawn mower.

ANSWER : Try taking off the fuel bowl and check for debris or ice in it.If there is hardly any fuel in it you may have a plugged or pinched fuel line,try blowing back through it[might get a littl gas in your mouth],turn off the fuel and remove the line at the carb and the tank.If niether of these pick up a new spark plug and try that.

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Toro clear won't start – Toro Power Clear 621 R
ANSWER : Bad gas , plug ,air filter , no spark ck all need all 3 to start

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Snow blower wont start
ANSWER : Clean the fuel out and the carb , make sure you are getting spark close the choke to start then shut if off or it will foul the plug

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I have a older snowblower that will not stay running. I put a new spark plug new gas and a new fuel line. It has spark and will fire for a few seconds after i spray starting fluid in it and put the plug back in. what should i do next?
ANSWER : Adjust carb screw its to rich

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Will not start – Yard Machines 24" 208cc Two Stage Snow Thrower
ANSWER : If there is an adjusting screw on the carb turn it out a little bit at a time and see if that works before you do anything else. If that don’t work put the screw back where you started.
If that doesn’t work take the plug out and install a new one and while the plug is out put a table spoon of gas in the spark plug hole and reinstall the plug and put the plug wire back on. If the engine starts but stalls after the little bit of gas is used up. Take the bowl off the carb and clean it out as well as clean the fuel jet that is in the bolt that holds the bowl on. Put back together and see if that works. It is quite often dirty gas that is the problem. Especially if its been sitting. Oh yes put fresh gas in it as well.

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Weed eater starts but won't stay running – Weedeater 19 in 25cc Gas Hedge Trimmer
ANSWER : Probably “gum” and “varnish” build-up clogging the TINY passages [called ‘galleries”] inside the carb!

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Toro 149cc Lawn Mower Won't Start – Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
ANSWER : Bad carburetor your old fuel jammed up the jet so it won’t get fuel and if it does it will start and shut off So replace the carb or try to clean the jet and run non oxy fuel only

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Having trouble keeping the 5.5 yard machine snow thrower on. Gas is full. start for moment and then shuts off.
ANSWER : Either the pickup tube is pluged or the gasket for the fuel pump needs to be replaced.it’s under the little cover on the side with 3-4 screws.

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