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1st start - pull vs. electric

Hi there,

I tried starting my Ariens Sno Tek 24 this morning for the first time this winter.
Tried pulling -- wouldn't start.
Exteremely frustrated since I used Sta-Bil in the spring before storing.
I thought I was facing carburetor issues, but as a last resort, I tried the electric start.

Electric start worked!

Needless to say, I was happy.
But is this normal?
Pull start not working but electric start working for the first start of the season?
Any advice or insight would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!
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It probably helped that the electric starter was spinning faster than you could pull. I my self have not had good luck with Stabil. You may want to mix some Seafoam in the gas, for a few tanks. And the best thing to do is drain all the gas when in storage. I use PriG and or Startron, for a fuel stabilizer.




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Thanks for the reply Motor City!

Yes, I agree that the electric turning the engine faster than I could pull made the difference.
But is this normal?

Yes, I plan on using some Seafoam for the first few tanks.
I will be sure to drain all the gas next time.

Prig. Startron. Haven't heard of either of them. Where can I find them?
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Found a YouTube video of same Ariens Sno Tek 24 model exhibiting similar issues. Looks like draining old fuel from carb bowl by turning offset drain bolt does the trick for many.

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I had the exact same issue with my Sno-Tek 24, I couldn't get it started with the pull start, only with the electric starter.

Funny though, I always use 91oct with StarTron fuel stabilizer. I picked it up here in Canada at Canadian Tire (seasonal section).
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Had that problem last year.... had put in regular automotive oil in it... recommended grade and it turn to molases.... finally changed it to oil that i got at the snowblower dealer and now starts on the first pull. Same grade only thing different is that it says four stroke motor on the bottle, suitable for snowblowers.
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Had that problem last year.... had put in regular automotive oil in it... recommended grade and it turn to molases.... finally changed it to oil that i got at the snowblower dealer and now starts on the first pull. Same grade only thing different is that it says four stroke motor on the bottle, suitable for snowblowers.
most of use use 5w 30 auto oil there is nothing special about the oil sold at an ope dealer. what ever your favorite brand is buy it and the correct weight for the temp in your area

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most of use use 5w 30 auto oil there is nothing special about the oil sold at an ope dealer. what ever your favorite brand is buy it and the correct weight for the temp in your area


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I'm lucky enough to have several places that sell ethanol free gas and run that in everything. I never have issues and never need any additives.
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