Tips to try if your snow blower isn’t starting

“If you didn’t run your snow blower empty at the end of last winter, you might have gunk built up in the carburetor keeping your machine from starting. Gillman recommends taking off the back panel to gain access to your carburetor. Pull the fuel line and drain any fuel that might be in the line into a proper receptacle. Once the fuel is fully drained, try using starter fluid by spraying directly into the carburetor and immediately try starting.

If that doesn’t do the trick, try replacing the spark plugs on your machine.

There are several options when fueling your snow blower. Older 2-cycle machines need the proper mixture of gas and oil. Gillman’s hardware store offers various options for you other than mixing the oil and gas such as Opti-2 engine lubricant and mix with any gallon or gas and not worry bout measurements. If you want to avoid the gas station altogether, use fuel and oil mixed together, taking the guesswork out of the entire situation.”

Read more information about choosing a snower blower here.

Of course, there might be other reasons why your snow blower doesn’t start. Unless you’re mechanically inclined finding the root cause could be problematic. As such, it’s best to take the guesswork out and bring it to a professional for service. It’s also a good idea to have it inspected before the snow season to make sure everything is in working order.

Robbinsdale Marine offers complete snowblower repair with many parts in stock. Call us at 763-533-0300 to get your snow blower repaired or inspected by one of our experts.

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