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I have a snowblower that will only start if I remove sparkplug

I have a snowblower (older model) that will only start and run if I remove the sparkplug and add a small amount of gasoline into the chamber. Once I have added the gasoline, I reinstall the plug and it starts on the first pull. It runs great until I stop it. Then I have to repeat the same proceedure.

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  • stevecgillin Mar 23, 2009

    Having same problem on moto-mower snowblower. will try the additive also. thanks.
    Steve

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