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My Tecumseh Snow King 8HP snowblower won't start. I need to know how to start it with an electrical cord.

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Does this unit have a battery and electric start?

    If so, you will need a 12 volt battery charger, available from any auto parts store, or Sears, Target, K-Mart, WalMart, etc.

    You will need to charge the battery with the charger first if the snow blower has not been operated for awhile. If you attempt to charge the battery, but the snow blower will still not start, you need to check that the battery is a good, chargeable battery first. If it is, then there are additional checks that need to be made that I can help you with.

    But first things first.


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In order to start it with an electric cord you must have a feature called an electric starter. If you dont have the electric starter on your machine now, one can be added at a dealership

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