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MTD Snowblower with Tecumseh engine carb spacer question

Hello all,

So my parents have an MTD snowblower that didn't really get used last year since we didn't have much snow in Michigan, and when my dad went to use it wouldn't start. Old gas, carb dirty, yadda yadda. So I took apart the carb and soaked it in some diesel, cleaned out the main jet, stuck it back together, and got it to run on choke but it won't run without, even half choke. So I sprayed some carb cleaner around the intake to see if it had an air leak, and sure enough it did, so I ordered two new gaskets-the one that goes on the carb and the one that goes on the intake. I had replaced the spacer between the carb and intake gaskets because I had managed to knock it off the intake where it was sitting while working and it fell somewhere. Turns out it fell into the flywheel/pullstart cover area and when I pullstarted it to see if it had really fallen in there it broke, so I ordered a new one. My question is, is there a certain direction the spacer should be facing? The one side has a raised design on it and the other doesn't. I believe the old gaskets had the same thing but the new ones don't. I just don't want to put it back together again wrong. I've attached a picture for reference.Thanks for the help!

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