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craftsman snow blower #949832
12/27/18 07:20 PM
12/27/18 07:20 PM
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I have a 8hp Craftsman snow blower which I have used very little the past 3 years. I start it up in the winter and run for abit, in the fall I drain the gas. In the pas nore more than 2 puls on starter rope and it has started. Things change, this year I tried to start it and the key was gone so I cut some small thin pieces of plastic and and slid it in in place of the key. New sparkplug no start, fres gas no start. When I push the rubbeer gizmo to pump gas in sounds like it is pumping gas in yet I can't smell any gas

Appreciate any help.

Re: craftsman snow blower [Re: Terpland] #949840
12/27/18 08:26 PM
12/27/18 08:26 PM
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Why do you wait until fall to drain the gas? That should be done in the spring. Anyway, after 5-6 cranks the plug should be wet if you're getting gas to the cylinder. I would check for a spark by holding the plug and against the block and cranking it some more.


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Re: craftsman snow blower [Re: Terpland] #949841
12/27/18 08:28 PM
12/27/18 08:28 PM
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ThE keys are easily available... But all they do is unground the ignition. Assuming your impromptu key is doing that...

There's no fuel valve left unopened?

Probably clogged carb from dried varnished gas... Empty isn't completely empty,

You may have luck with a teaspoon or 2 down the plug hole, then try to start. Should at least run a moment. Also proves the ignition.

If so, clean the carburetor. If the above gets you an engine a that will at least run on choke, using Seafoam or similar, added to the tank at a couple ounces per gallon may help. Alternately run the engine a bit, then let it sit a bit. Works often if the blockage isn't complete.

Otherwise, it's a matter of disassembling and cleaning the carb...

J


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Re: craftsman snow blower [Re: Terpland] #949851
12/27/18 10:52 PM
12/27/18 10:52 PM
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Thanks for the replies


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