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The electric starter on my Ariens Snowthrower just buzzes

Manual pull start is OK. can you give me some good advice?

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  • leewyatt1 Jan 14, 2009

    Thanks for the advice. However it is to cold for me to work on anything right now. At 07:30 this morning it was 10 degrees, now at 08:30 it is down to zero and falling.

    Thanks again, Lee



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First try removing the float bowl a lot of times water gets in to the carb and won't allow the machine to start, while you are at it you might as well drain the old gas out of the tank be sure if there is a gas valve or petcock it is allowing the fuel to flow to the carb and the gas flows out through the nedle and seat, when you remove the carb's float bowl gas should leak out fairly quickly confirming proper gas flow. Also be sure the choke is operating properly, the only other thing it may be is perhaps a clogged float chamber vent clean the carb with gum out and reassemble. All these things I have described if done properly should bring the old beast back to life.

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First I would take out the spark plug then try tugging on the rope. If no success take a ratchet and a deep well socket that fits the nut on the flywheel tighten and loosen the nut with out restricting the flywheel does the engine turn over? Does it move then stop after you loosen the nut? If it does then check the oil. If it is low or none in there then the motor froze up and needs replacement. If this was no help check in the shoot for obstructions like a newspaper stuck in the auger or the thrower.


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