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Ariens P24 Won't Start - Flooding Like Crazy

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I went to use my P24 for only the second time this season today. She started up fine and ran great for a couple of minutes and then suddenly died without warning, like I had hit the kill switch. I had not started working with it. Tried to start it to no avail, putting in a brand new spark plug didn't change a thing. Choke on, choke off, gas cap on, gas cap off, nothing helps. It's blowing fuel out the exhaust. Every once in a while she will try to go for a second or two but then decides against it. Have never used ethanol fuel in her and I always use Seafoam added to the fuel, so it shouldn't be stale gas.
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I would start by checking for spark, although I would think on a machine less than a year old you should still have spark, but stranger things have happened. I would then try dropping the carb bowl and looking at the float, needle, and seat. It could be that you have a small spec of something that is not allowing the needle to seat properly. I would also check your oil for evidence of fuel contamination. The fuel coming out the exhaust could just be from the continuos cranking when trying to start, but check the oil just to be sure.
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Maybe your float leaked and filled up ? Thinking that would cause flooding. or bowl was put on rotated slightly and caused the float to stick ?
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Yeah its a float problem for sure. disassemble carb and check float and needle for unrestricted movement. The float might have a hole in it filing up with fuel and creating it to overflow. Take a look around. You should be able to see a problem.
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Would agree that a float needle and seat inspection would be the first guess.
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Welcome back, but with fuel coming out of the exhaust I would suspect spark. It's showing signs of life by inhaling and exhaling, just not doing anything with it.

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Welcome back, but with fuel coming out of the exhaust I would suspect spark. It's showing signs of life by inhaling and exhaling, just not doing anything with it.

Get her checked out!
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Before doing anything to the carb I'd for sure check spark. However, if it's spitting up gasoline there is a very real possibility of sticking float. But, Larry, shouldn't it be still under warranty? There is an Ariens representative here now. Her name is Mary Lyn. I don't remember how far you live'from your dealer.

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You folks are the BEST!
It's great to be back. I guess I'll give her another chance today after daylight and if she is still being persnickety, I'll load her up and haul her into the city to the dealer. That's what warranty is all about.
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I think I have read a couple reports of defective ignition switches.

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It's great to be back. I guess I'll give her another chance today after daylight and if she is still being persnickety, I'll load her up and haul her into the city to the dealer. That's what warranty is all about.
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Larry,
You might want to get in touch with Mary Lyn, the Airens rep. She may have the answer you're looking for. She seems very helpful
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ow-blower.html

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