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First start of the season help

I just got back from a month in Mexico to about 5 inches in my driveway. To make matters worse I caught a cold within my first 12 hours back. After a day of recovery I went out to try and start my Toro 2410. I primed it gave a few tugs on the starter rope then gave up. I believed I had to clean out my carb's jet to start off last season. Is there a trick to get this blower started or should I just jump in and clean out the jet?
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If your desperate try starting fluid. Or carb cleaner. A few squirts should do it.

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If your desperate try starting fluid. Or carb cleaner. A few squirts should do it.

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Where should I spray either of these two fluids?
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You spray directly into the carb (choke open).

I'm thinking that if you didn't take measures to run it out of gas before storing the machine then the carb could be gummed and /or water in the fuel and /or deterioration of the fuel itself. This is what I'd look at first, especially since it was a problem on the machine in the past.
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By the way, Wyoming is a fine state, one of the best IMO. Spent some time in Buffalo, parents are there.

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Also if you dont use Stabil or Seafoam then start. That could be part of your problem.
I did not use my Toro 1028 PowerMax for two years because two surgery's on my Rt foot. Two years in a row. Went out to shed when I could walk again and dragged an extension cord with me. Plugged it in pushed start button for about 15 seconds twice. To get oil moving. Turned key on, pulled choke up and pushed the start button. Started immediately. Two year old gas treated with Storage Stabil.

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By the way, Wyoming is a fine state, one of the best IMO. Spent some time in Buffalo, parents are there.
It is a fine state, and a great state to be a snowblower owner. We only had 3 months this year without snow accumulation.
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Also if you dont use Stabil or Seafoam then start. That could be part of your problem.
I did not use my Toro 1028 PowerMax for two years because two surgery's on my Rt foot. Two years in a row. Went out to shed when I could walk again and dragged an extension cord with me. Plugged it in pushed start button for about 15 seconds twice. To get oil moving. Turned key on, pulled choke up and pushed the start button. Started immediately. Two year old gas treated with Storage Stabil.

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I have some seafoam on hand, would it do me any good now or is it an end of the season treatment to prevent this next winter?
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Take spark plug out m gently sand electrode in end of plug, With some igniter fluid
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I took off the carbeurator bowl and got the screw out but not the jet. The problem I am having is that there is a constant fuel flowing out of this tube while the blower is right side up. When I roll the blower forward the fuel flow stops but it's hard to get the jet out at this angle.

Should the fuel flow constantly like it is? I had tried starting it a couple of times using the power start so that may contribute to the fuel flow but it has fowed for at least a minute or two.

The blower is stuck outside because I forgot to put it under the shed roof before vacation and I would have to drag it about 70 feet through the snow to get it into the garage.

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