Take float bowl off and see if needle and seat are allowing fuel to flow in.
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First step, check the fuel tank to make sure there is enough fuel to operate your snow blower. You should see fuel slosh around. Second step, check the spark plug. A wet plug means there`s fuel going through the fuel system and there may be an issue with the ignition.
Examine the Belts
One or more of the belts slipping off the pulleys can be the cause of a snowblower not throwing snow. If they can be put back around the pulleys snugly, that might be all it needs. But if the belts are stretched or broken, they absolutely need to be replaced.
Although the engine stalls, some fuel lingers then evaporates leaving bad stuff behind — especially if the gasoline contains ethanol. The only thing worse is leaving old gasoline in the machine. It will create gum and varnish. The carburetor will most likely have to be disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt.
The gear box in a two stage snowblower engages the auger belt and powers the auger. If you notice it pushing more snow than throwing, you may have a damaged transmission. Check the oil fill level of the gear box often. Making sure that this is adequately filled with oil will help you determine if there are any leaks.
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)
The easiest way to diagnose gas is to smell the fuel in question. Oxidized gas has a sour smell and is much stronger smelling than fresh gas. The other method is to drain a sample from your machine`s fuel tank or your gas can into a clear glass container. If the gas is dark in color, it has more than likely gone bad.
Even still, when you need your snowblower to work on a moment`s notice, using unstabilized, old fuel is about the worst thing you can do for your snowblower. The moral of the story: use fuel stabilizer, and never use old gasoline.
To check fuel delivery, remove the fuel line where it enters the carburetor and use a length of rubber hose to direct the flow into bottle or similar container. Fuel should pulse out in strong spurts if your engine is equipped with a mechanical fuel pump (electric fuel pumps are more of a steady stream).
This could be due to a number of reasons, such as a fuel filter that is clogged, a faulty fuel pump, or a blocked fuel line. Other issues include a faulty carburetor, a misaligned float, or a worn gasket.
Use pliers to move the clamp. Twist & Pull – Twist and pull the gas line to loosen. Drain – Drain the gas tank into a suitable container by removing the fuel line clamp. Rinse the tank with fresh gas and shake it upside down to remove debris.
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.
First, check the carburetor to see what has happened. If it`s clogged, there are three options: clean the carburetor, rebuild it, or replace it entirely. If a clogged fuel filter is the source of the issue, you`ll likely need to replace it.