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Ariens Deluxe 28 just won't start

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I am first time home owner and hence new to this snow blowing etc. After reading much reviews I went ahead and bought an Ariens Deluxe 28 from a local store. It was working just fine until a few hours ago. I filled the tank with gas and checked the oil level. It was working just fine and all of a sudden it turned off and its just not starting no matter how many times I prime it and crank it up. I am a total noob when it comes to machine and hence have no clue what is happening. I read online to check and clean the governor/carburetor. Where do I find it on the machine and how to clean it? If a little bit of water has went in the gas tank, how do I get rid of it? I am hoping to have it ready at least by tomorrow to clear out rest of the snow, having shoveled my 6 car driveway has taken its toll on my back. Your patience and help is highly appreciated here.

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No offrnse, but it you don't know where the carburetor is, then I don't think that cleaning it would be in your capabilities. If you are sure that that you got some gas in the fuel tank, since it is heavier than gasoline, it would have gotten fed into your carb pretty quick. Can you call your "local store" - probably a National Chain like H-D, and see if they will help you out. If it is really a local store, then they most likely will come out to your house and get you going. What you have to do is shut off the gas shut-off lever, and then drain the water out of the carb bowl, or you can try putting a little dry gas in your fuel tank - but "little" is dependent upon how much gas is in your tank - they dry gas can will tell you the correct ratio. Another idea idea is to get some starting ether an spray it into the box by the choke, and that may get it running enough to push the water through the engine, and get it running on gasoline.

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Hi RIT333, thanks for the reply and none taken. Thanks for being frank. I will call the local store and have them come over and have a look and definitely keep you updated. I am glad I am learning something new out of my mistakes !
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Welcome to the forum Ramaka.
I would check for spark first, also you should try loosening your gas cap and see if it will start. I had a similar problem this season and it seemed to fix itself, but I think it was a spark issue.
Bottom line is you shouldn't have to mess around with a brand new machine. That's what warranty is all about.


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Hi all:
It was working just fine and all of a sudden it turned off and its just not starting no matter how many times I prime it and crank it up.

At this point I would say the engine is flooded, so first remove the spark plug and see if it is wet, dry it off with compressed air and crank your engine without the plug and you will see it will be very easy to turn.
Put back your plug and without any prime and just choke try to start it.
You should not use the primer once the engine has started and gets warm.
I should ask though, is the gas you put in your blower new of many months old? Good Luck

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Have you checked the obvious things, the run switch is on, gas shutoff is in the on position, the key is pushed all the way in, throttle turned clockwise. Also try using the electric start if you have been pull starting it.
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Welcome to the forum Ramaka.
I would check for spark first, also you should try loosening your gas cap and see if it will start. I had a similar problem this season and it seemed to fix itself, but I think it was a spark issue.
Bottom line is you shouldn't have to mess around with a brand new machine. That's what warranty is all about.
Thanks Blue Hill. I tries loosening the gas cap and cranking it, but that didn't help.

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At this point I would say the engine is flooded, so first remove the spark plug and see if it is wet, dry it off with compressed air and crank your engine without the plug and you will see it will be very easy to turn.
Put back your plug and without any prime and just choke try to start it.
You should not use the primer once the engine has started and gets warm.
I should ask though, is the gas you put in your blower new of many months old? Good Luck
Thanks Normex. I will try what you have suggested tomorrow morning. The gas was just a couple weeks old.
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Have you checked the obvious things, the run switch is on, gas shutoff is in the on position, the key is pushed all the way in, throttle turned clockwise. Also try using the electric start if you have been pull starting it.
Yes, blizzard, I double triple checked all the obvious things and they seem to be in the right position. I don't have the wire to try the electric starter, will buy as soon as the blizzard clears up.
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first off you are not thydas husband are you?? start sequence is turn on key, turn on gas, turn choke to full, throttle to bunny rabbit, prime 2 times and pull..almost right away shut off choke fully...go blow some snow...steve

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I'm leaning toward a fuel line freeze up.

Get your self some of this,
NAPA AUTO PARTS
dump in an ounce or so, wait an hour and try firing it off.

This is all I use for fuel line freeze up, and I feel it is the best thing on the market!

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