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Snowblower will not start,seems there is no compression
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Remove the cylinder head you will see if a valve seat fell out or a connecting rod broke or even a bad gasket

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If you discover you do have low compression, the only solution is to replace the leaking part whether it`s the piston, piston ring, camshaft, head gasket or valves.
Compression loss is a result of a leak in one or more of the cylinders caused by normal engine wear and tear. If you experience compression loss in one cylinder of the engine, it can cause misfiring and poor vehicle performance. A decrease in power output is a sign of worn-out internal parts.
A broken shear pin is the most common reason the snowblower auger won`t turn properly so replace any broken shear pins. Worn or loose belts also prevent the snowblower auger from spinning. Check and adjust the belts and replace any broken or worn belts when you see the snowblower auger not turning.
A cylinder can fail to seal and then fail to develop compression due to the following defects: 1) a leaking head gasket; 2) a stuck valve; 3) a burnt valve; 4) a damaged valve seat; 5) a piston ring issue; 5) an engine timing belt mispositioned (unlikely if 3 cylinders are good).
If one cylinder has low compression, try pouring about a teaspoon of oil into the spark-plug hole and retesting. If compression increases, it`s likely the rings are stuck or worn. The oil acts as a seal and helps close the gap between the rings and the cylinder wall through which the cylinder is losing pressure.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of increasing engine compression may be done by simply replacing the existing head gaskets. Substituting steel shim gaskets, for example, in place of traditional composition-style units can raise the compression ratio slightly and reduce quench clearance by roughly .
One of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of increasing engine compression may be done by simply replacing the existing head gaskets. Substituting steel shim gaskets, for example, in place of traditional composition-style units can raise the compression ratio slightly and reduce quench clearance by roughly .
The severity of low cylinder compression can range from needing a full engine rebuild to simply needing a new head gasket. Unfortunately, the majority of compression issues are related to the internal components of the engine which can make it very costly to repair.

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ANSWER : Your question is , easy to change get a new on for your blower , go on youtube it is prob listed there

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ANSWER : It has a sher pin that has sheard off look in the owners manual it will show you were its at when you got it it should have came with some

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ANSWER : Sounds like snow blower has been sitting since last season. Remove carburetor shield and move throttle linkage at top of carburetor. They some times seize or tighten up from sitting.Spray with WD-40 or something to lubricate.

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ANSWER : Try changing the spark plug. You may be having some misfiring going on here. Is your fuel to oil mixture right?

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ANSWER : Never knew any that would have to do it in stages when it’s too deep .

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