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If your snow blower electric starter does not respond when the starter switch is engaged, the switch or motor may be broken. If you press the starter switch and nothing happens at all, first check the power cord that connects to the starter to make sure the starter is receiving sufficient power.
A misadjusted or broken control cable will prevent the wheels from turning. Replace the traction control cable if necessary but be sure to properly adjust the cable`s tension so the drive disk properly engages with the friction wheel when the handle lever is depressed.
If the cogged belt is worn out, improperly adjusted, or broken, the snowblower wheels won`t turn. Inspect the cogged belt to determine if it is broken or worn out, and ensure that the belt is properly adjusted. If the belt is broken or worn out, replace it.
CAUSES OF FAULTY STARTERS: CAUSE OF FAILURE

Electrical connections faulty. Solenoid switch (engaging relay) stiff or faulty. Electric motor damaged electrically. Single-pinion gear, starter pinion or freewheel damaged.

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)
If the V-belt is worn out, misadjusted, or broken, the snowblower wheels won`t turn. Inspect the belt to determine if it is broken or worn out, and make sure that the belt is properly adjusted. If the V-belt is broken or worn out, replace it.
The simplest cause of this sort of fault is a loose or corroded electrical connection. If there is a fault with the internal windings of the starter motor, bad brushes, or other electrical faults, the starter motor may lack the torque to crank the engine.
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 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)
A snowblower that won`t start after summer storage likely suffers from fuel system contamination. Draining the fuel system and refueling usually solves the issue, however, a carburetor cleaning may also be required.

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MTD Yard Machine CD000147 6HP 21 inch ..The problem is “Cannot pull the starter string for start. The string or engine stuck to pull the starter. We didn’t use it for the whole winter.
ANSWER : The operator presence bail must be in the run position to release the flywheel brake. If you can’t pull the rope with the bail in the run position, your rope is fouled. You will have to remove the shroud and take it to a repair shop.

Need manual for a mtd snowblower, 22” 2 stage, 4 cycle. Can’t get it started, only if I spray ether, and only for 5 seconds. Ran it dry last season and has fresh gas.
ANSWER : For a manual go to mtd.com You will need the model number to find the correct one. As for you problem take the fuel line of where it hooks to the carb see if you have fuel getting to the carb. If you do you will need to remove and clean the carb. Before you remove the whole carb take the bolt out that holds the carb bowl on and clean it this might do to trick.
Sam

What kind of oil do i use for this snowblower?
ANSWER : 100% refiined one.

Yard machine 16.5 will turn over but not start
ANSWER : Squirt some staring fluid into it star if not check for spark if sparking need to rebuild dirt in it or water in gas if not sparking check fuse or switch behid dash

I have a yard machine 5.1 push mower. I can’t find my manual and it is low on oil. What type of oil does it take??
ANSWER : Most mowers take a 30 weight oil. that’s the 30 sae

Hose hook up for carburetor mtd 3/21 snowblower
ANSWER : One goes into the side of the carb. next to the engine, one goes into the air cleaner

Where do i change the oil on 5.5 hp. 21 inch cut mtd push mower
ANSWER : Most of these machine will have an oil drain plug under the mower deck near the center of the blade. 80 to 90 % of them are a 3/8″ drive female plug that can be removed with a ratchet and a short extention.When you put it back in it is a good idea to clean it well and wrap the threads with 2 or 3 layers of teflon tape

How may yards in a mile – Mtd Products Yard Machines 158CC Tiller
ANSWER : 1,760 yards = 1 mile