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Have a toro snowblower with the Chandra engine. The engine is getting fuel and spark and will not start. It is less than two years old. The only thing I noticed is the oil is about 1/4 ď inch over the full mark when checked. Dipstick is screwed all the way down when checking oil. Can too much oil be the cause of this machine from starting?
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On most dipsticks you should not screw it in to get a reading. You would just push it in as far as it goes without threading for a reading.

Does the unit start or try to start with some starting fluid in the intake or cylinder? This will tell us a lot.
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does the oil smell like gas? have you tried spinning the engine over with the plug out to try airing it out just in case it is flooded? sometimes a spark plug can go bad. had a couple 1 winter. the worst part is you could see the spark when they were out of the engine but it just wouldn't fire when it was put them back in the engine. stumped me to the point of tossing in a new plug and luckily getting them running again.

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my recent Predator user manual says do not thread in to read the level, so the level is probably about right. And no, the oil level should not impact starting. Try the things mentioned above and report back.

is the power switch "on" ?

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power switch on if it has one - otherwise if it has stop key be sure its inserted all the way, choke to full, try to start it first before priming it, if nothing give it a few primer pumps, try it again. If it's getting fire and tuned properly (clean carb), you should get something. If nothing still - pull out the plug and leave the plug wire on it - be sure to hold the threaded portion grounded to a clean ground point, give it a pull and see if you see a spark jump or not. Should be a nice blue spark. If not - then you may have a coil issue. If you see a good spark, then that leads you back to a carb issue.... (you should be able to get it to start with a spritz of ether for a few seconds though). Some of those Chonda engines are very finicky on clean carbs..... they generally run good once you have it super clean. you may want to hit youtube and see if there is a video that covers your specific model for good info..... lots of good ones there.

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Used my spark plug tester and it was lighting up. Not flooded. Pulled the plug. Let it air out the cylinder.also cranked it without the choke on just in case it was flooded. Primed it also with carb cleaner and still would not fire.
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give it a champ or ngk plug those china plugs i found tend to short internally.
other have said it so double check that the kill switch is all the way in and the throttle not at the stop side
he motor it self is a loncin one of the better from china go into their web site wher you can down load the service and owners manuals
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Does the recoil feel the same as before when you try to start it? If you have spark and fuel, you need compression also. Maybe a valve to tight or a push rod slipped out of place?

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