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Can't get snow thrower to start

I have replaced the spark plug and I cant get the snow thrower to start, it has tension on the cord and I pull and it makes the right sound it just wont fire. It has a 4.0hp briggs and stratton motor and has very low hours. The actual model number is 536-88140. And yes the oil is full and recently changed and of course it has gas and I've made sure I didn't flood it.

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  • DEddyB Feb 01, 2009

    I have taken the Gas bowl off and sprayed starter fluid inside.I checked my gas line and there is gas. I spryed starter fluid in the firing chamber and it will turn over and start but I cannot get the gas to flow through the carb. At least I am getting it to try and start at the begining, I prime the carb and it trys to start.
    I assume my problem is in the carb.
    I have had this machine for 2 & 1/2 years and had two problems with it, I hope some one from Sears is reading this because I am pissed off.


  • flash666 Dec 24, 2013

    if some has put fuel stableiser in gas before bought it if so you have to take the carb totally apart and clean it with engine carb cleaner and take the jets out and polish them put carb cleaner through all openings make the float isn\'t clog or jammed or full old junk, clean every thing out. make sure count your turns on jet screws to see where set at be careful try this see what happens if works you done very well your welcome . santa

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Does it have spark ??? I would check that first, and IF it does maybe add a tablespoon of gas down the sparkplug hole then try it..

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