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I purchased a Sno Tek 24 in February of 2015. It worked fine for the first year. In 2016 it did not get any use. We had no snow!!! I decided to get it out this year to prep for winter and it won't start. When I put it away in 2015 I shut off the fuel and ran it until it was out of gas. I did not drain the tank. When it wouldn't start this year I did completely drain the tank and remove the carb bowl. Didn't look too bad. I have tried everything I can think of.


There appears to be good spark on the spark plug. But no matter what I try it just doesn't sound like the engine is firing. I've even tried spraying a little starter fluid down the spark plug hole and then put the plug back in and still it doesn't sound like it is firing. I'm beginning to wonder if there is some type of safety switch that is preventing it from starting. I noticed that I can get spark when starting regardless of what position the run/stop is in. The big red key is in so that's been checked. I would like to check the wiring but haven't found a manual that shows me the wiring.


I don't see a lot of posts lately on this forum but I'm hoping someone might have some suggestions.


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I had the same problem. I stuck my thumb over the intake and cranked the electrric starter and it fired up.

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Thanks for a quick reply. Unfortunately I tried that as well with no luck.
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does your snotek have a primer button ? if so.....prime it till it drips out of the carb......it should at least make a kick to go.

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does your snotek have a primer button ? if so.....prime it till it drips out of the carb......it should at least make a kick to go.
Yes it does. I did prime it until it dropped. Still no sign of it firing. I guess I'll try replacing the spark plug as suggested even though it appears to have a decent spark and looks good.
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Throw that Torch spark plug as far away from your property as you can and try any other brand. I prefer NGK.
I'd try a new plug and some different gas. Drain whatever you put in and go up in octane. Temps are not that cold yet, I find that if I hit the primer more than once it's easy to flood. Don't overthink this.... it ran when you put it away.

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ngk bpr6es for that engine
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compression?

was gonna say staring at it won't work but you seem to be doing everything right. i had a lawnmower like that once and one of the valves was sticking. no compression.

as a last resort, i would tell your blower you are gonna take it to the dump if it doesn't start after you have done everything possible and sweet talk it.

sometimes you need tough love. threaten and then beat it with a club.

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A sparkplug can sometimes spark out of the engine but won't spark in the engine under compression. Try a new plug, they're cheap.


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