The pull cord broke off. but we were able to run the snowblower fine with the electric start. ran it for about an hour and a half. shut if off and now we can't restart it. What can we do? Husband and son are DONE with it. HELP
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Re: can't start snowblower with electric start.
Remove the starter and check:the starter housing,the armature,the end cover with brushes and springs,the wire terminal connections and the pinion gear.Charge the batery(something is wrong with the starter and the charging batery came loose.
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Sounds like the Needle valve in the carburetor is stuck 'down' letting gas continually run from gas tank into carb. When the valve can't go up (Close) gas will run past the carburetor and into the crank case I bet your oil is full of gas. Check oil level see if it is overfull
My husband had the same problem when he first tried it. It was just a matter of timing. Hold down the black button, pull up the bale handle, then release the black button. At first when it didn't start he released the bale handle which interrupted the sequence so he had to start over. The next time he released the black button after pulling up the bale handle and it started right up.
hello,if it is the one i think it is to where the push button is a closed unit with no screws as far as i know there is no repair for the push button switch,how ever there is a good how to on u tube repairing snowblower electric starters,from what i have seen the push button doesn't go bad,now if the push button comea apart you can repair it which useally the black box or circut thing that cost around $40.00 found on most s 200 blowers,hope this helps,,
Go to a hardware store and ask them if they have ant bulk pull starter rope. Buy about 3 feet or so of the small stuff (it is only 30 or 40 cents a foot, cheaper that the kits) Remove the motor cover with the pull start and turn it so you can see the wheel inside. Remove the knot that held the old rope in the handle and then cut the knot on the starter wheel and pull out the tag left in there. Now the fun part. The wheel is spring loaded and the spring has no tension on it after the rope broke. Wind it up like a clock spring until it is tight then back off until the holes where the cord goes line up. Stick a small screw driver, nail, ect in the slot to keep it from unwinding . Do not tie the handle to the cord yet. Slide the new cord through the hole in the cover and wheel and then tie a knot in the cord and pull it snug in the wheel. Hold the rope and remove the pin and let the cord slowly wind itself up. Run the cord through the hole in the handle, Adjust to the length of pull you want and tie another knot. Reinstall the motor cover (if it binds and wont go on, pull the rope just a little bit to line up the crank with starter wheel and it will slide down.)
It sounds a bit windy but it really is a simple fix.
Carb adjustment. There is usually a HIGH and LOW fuel mixture adjustment on the carb. Sounds like the LOW needs to be adjusted. Do a search on the Internet for a service manual for your particular model/make. Simple job IF you have the manual there for guidance.