Starter failure - no sound, no spin - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 02-12-2020, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 1
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Starter failure - no sound, no spin


I'm trying to troubleshoot a neighbor's CCR 2400 E GTS blower.

It has electric start, and I'm not very familiar with that.

When trying to use the electric start, nothing happens - no noise, no spinning. I tried different cords and different outlets.
It wouldn't start with pulling either.

I pulled the spark plug and grounded it against the engine - no spark when pulling. Even if the plug is bad, the starter motor would still engage, right?

The ground for the key switch could look better. And the female end of the connector for the key switch looks like grease and fine sawdust got in there, but I'm not too sure how to clean that without damaging it. Can I spray it with carb cleaner?

What are the easiest troubleshooting steps to do first for this?

P.S. My multimeter is kaput.

Thanks much.
SDP is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 02-12-2020, 07:57 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Posts: 2,300
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 97
Thanks (Received): 197
Likes (Given): 75
Likes (Received): 462
Disconnect the wires to the key and pull start to check for spark but to get spark the spark plug needs to be grounded. The key grounds the ignition to turn it off so you are bypassing a potential problem.

The starter has nothing to do with the key or starting, spark, unless it's a key start like a car turning all the way over, if it has a push button starter then nothing to do with the actual starting.

Spray carb cleaner.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale

Last edited by JLawrence08648; 02-13-2020 at 08:57 AM.
JLawrence08648 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome