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My wife purchased a snow blower (Imperial heavy duty Jacobsen 2 stage) a couple of weeks ago. He showed her how to start it, but when I got home she couldn't remember how to start it. She said he had it working when she got it. I've just moved to a area where there is a lot of snow, so this is my first snow blower. Does any one have a owners manual they can email me, or step by step instructions. The seller told my wife he just put a new honda motor on it. If that helps-I need to know where I have the choke or settings for the engine.

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