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I have an old Craftsman snow blower that won't start. I've tried replacing the spark plug with the correct gap, but it still won't start. I'd love to take out the carb, but I don't know where it is and how to get to it. The manual doesn't show where it is. I also need the part number if I do get it out to clean it or replace it.

What kind of engine is it? The model # is: 536884351. It's a 3 horsepower, 20" single stage, auger propelled, 120v electric start. Again, it's about 17 years old. It did start 2 summers ago, but since then, nothing.


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Here is a link to the parts and diagrams of your machine:

I believe you have to remove the top plastic shroud to get to it. The carburetor is connected to the choke lever that you slide to the left and right so that is where it is at. A plugged carburetor is a good guess given it has not run in two years. The fuel hose to it could be deteriorating as well. I believe it is powered by a 3hp Tecumseh HSK600 engine.

Note, you could take some starting fluid with the skinny red extension straw and squirt in the carburetor (through the slide the choke lever comes out of). If it pops and dies, it is not getting fuel.

Here is what your carburetor looks like:

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I can't find any good info on it either. Just a 3hp 2stroke. You should check to see if you have spark before you tear it apart just so you know as it's easier to do when it's all together and then start taking off the plastic housing to get to the engine.


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IIRC it's a 3 HP Tecumseh. I don't work on 2 cycles so that's about all I can say on it.
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