New here, need a little help - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 12-11-2016, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: CT
Posts: 6
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
New here, need a little help

So I purchased my first snow blower a few months ago and didn't want to spend a lot on it. Long story short, I bought it from an older guy and motor was cold when i got there. he primed it a few times and it started right up. I bring it home, it sits in my garage for a few months and now won't start up. Only thing I did was added an additive (same one that worked wonders for my lawn mower) and fresh gas. It's an AirCap Snow Champ 8450 with a 5hp Tecumseh motor. Getting any info on these things is near impossible for me, I'd like to start with the cheapest fix which would be a spark plug. Any one think it could be different?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by Tomekkplk; 12-11-2016 at 10:57 PM.
Tomekkplk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2016, 04:24 AM
Senior Member
 
POWERSHIFT93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PARADISE CITY, MN
Posts: 9,158
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 480
Thanks (Received): 348
Likes (Given): 290
Likes (Received): 1144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomekkplk View Post
So I purchased my first snow blower a few months ago and didn't want to spend a lot on it. Long story short, I bought it from an older guy and motor was cold when i got there. he primed it a few times and it started right up. I bring it home, it sits in my garage for a few months and now won't start up. Only thing I did was added an additive (same one that worked wonders for my lawn mower) and fresh gas. It's an AirCap Snow Champ 8450 with a 5hp Tecumseh motor. Getting any info on these things is near impossible for me, I'd like to start with the cheapest fix which would be a spark plug. Any one think it could be different?

Thanks in advance
Sounds like the carb is all gummed up.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MAHALO!!!!!!!!!
POWERSHIFT93 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-12-2016, 05:17 AM
Senior Member
 
micah68kj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: S. C. Pa. 39.755928, -77.577766
Posts: 4,882
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 139
Thanks (Received): 269
Likes (Given): 371
Likes (Received): 912
Check for spark before anything. Pull themplig and thne reattach the plug wire and ground the plug.Turn control on and pull the rope and see if it has spark. More than likely it will and yournproblem is just s PS93 said.

Joe

Sent from my junky old Hisense 7" tablet that I can barely see.
Toro 724
Toro CCR 3650E
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss ..Sold
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
micah68kj is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2016, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: CT
Posts: 6
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Yeah, today I took on the job. Gave it a new spark plug, fresh oil, fresh 93 octane gas, new fuel line, cleaned the gas tank, and cleaned the carb/jet etc. Still won't turn over. Not sure what the issue is with this thing
Tomekkplk is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-17-2016, 10:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Motor City's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 638
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 44
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 50
Did you actually check for spark? Pull the plug and plug the wire back onto the end and ground the plug to something metal, and pull the pull cord. Check for spark. If you have spark, it has to be a fuel issue.




Ariens ST11528LE
Honda HS720
Motor City is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome