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Snowblower won't start after transport

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Yesterday I bought an used Toro snowblower (38052C) and it started easily when the gentleman showed it to me (using the electric and the manual start). It ran very smoothly. I then brought it home and could not get it started again. I've tried priming it a couple of times and still no go. I later discovered the gas was shut-off. I then opened the gas valve and primed it again and tried starting it. It ran for 2 seconds and then stopped. Today i tried again. Again I've primed it and i managed to get it to start after a little bit but it only ran for 1 second and then stopped again. This time i saw some black smoke after it stopped.

The steps i take to start it:
-open the fuel valve
- turn the key to on position
- prime it
- choke it

My first question is: is there an issue if I press the prime button when the gas is shut off by the valve? Does gas still get inside the engine?
Second question is: could the transport of the snowblower have affected it? would the carburetor be affected during the transport? (gas was shut off during transport)

I personally don't think it's a problem with the carburetor since it ran so smoothly when the gentleman showed it to me.

Please let me know what I can try. Thank you very much.

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start the engine the way you were starting it and when it starts chugging and smoking(you will hear and see it) take the choke off
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Check to see if there's a wire that connects to the throttle mechanism, or the on/off switch. If it's missing or disconnected, it might be possible that it's shorting the circuit and preventing it from starting...the instance when it ran for a few seconds might have been when the circuit was inadvertently completed for those seconds.

You can try a quick spray of starting fluid into the intake to see if that helps it start, too

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If I were' you I'd'remove the plug and clean it. Pull the rope a few times or run the starter for a couple of seconds. Reinstall the plug, prime it twice w/the fuel valve opened, choke it then start it. Leave it choked for a second or two then take choke off. It should be fine. If not I'd comsider replacing the plug.
Transporting it shouldn't have anythimg to do with it not starting but strange things are always a possibility.

Manual can be found here.http://www.toro.com/en-us/parts/Page...lter=equipment
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Could have been some junk stuck somewhere and all the bouncing around has knocked it loose and now one of the carb jets is partially blocked. I have seen that happen when tipping them to the service position.

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Obvious question, does it have plenty of fuel?
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ALOHA from the paradise city. check to see if the oil level is ok. it might have a low oil shut off. just tossing it out there.

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its a tecumseh they dont have a low oil sensor
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its a tecumseh they dont have a low oil sensor
MAHALO on that. I never mess with those little things anyway.

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Thanks guys for the suggestions.
I have replaced the spark plug but i still can't get it started.
This weekend I'll take Shryp's suggestion and open up the carburetor and then I can have a look. Never did that before so it should be a good learning exercise.
Thank you.

EDIT: And yes, it does have plenty of oil and fuel.
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