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Hello everyone. I recently was given a basically brand new snowblower. Itís about 9 years old , used couple of times. Last time was likely 8 years ago. Whatís the best method to get this running.

Gas line was open , not sure if it had gas when put in storage.

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I would start with changing the oil, then put some fresh gas in it and give it a go, with the electric starter. When it doesn't start, then I might try some starting ether and see if it fires - which it probably will. If it continues to run after the ether is burned off (maybe 5 seconds), then you are good to go. Otherwise, you will have to clean the passages in the carb. I gave you Snowblower 101, cleaningt he carb is Snowblower 301. You may have to check out some videos from Donyboy on YouTube, or just buy a Chinese carb.

Good luck, and report back.
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In addition to the oil change, i'd remove the spark plug and get a little bit of oil in the top of cylinder. Spin the engine a few times with the pull cord.

Put it all back together, add a good amount of carb/injector cleaner to the fuel tank and see if you can get it running.

Great find/gift.

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Thanks everyone. My plan was to change fluids and spark plug etc. I was told maybe use true fuel and see if that helps with process.

Defenitly a great find. Good think my wifeís 91 year old grandmother is very nice

Will post back when I get this going. Luckily Ny weather will be warm this weekend to work on it
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Nice find indeed! Keep us posted!


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First thing I would do is pull the flywheel cover off and check for a nest. Make sure to check behind the flywheel also.
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So I changed all the fluids and spark plug, tried and nothing

Added some starting fluid to it and it sounds like it wanted to start but wouldnít last more than 2 seconds.

Next up is pull carb apart and clean good. Worst case will have to get a new carb but they arenít that much.

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new carbs can be had for that Tecumseh for $10-$15, Best would be to get one with adjustable needles if you need to get a carb but odds are it's just a plugged jet and no new carb needed.

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Cleaned jet in screw of bowl plug , left carb on blower and dosed with cleaner.

Started and it fired.

Been rough idle since it started 2-3 mins but maybe cause itís been sitting so long ?
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