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Have added gas and oil mixed. Just need to know the steps I need to take to start it.
My husband is not here to help so I need help fast. Have 10 inches of snow on my driveway!
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If the fuel is getting past the fuel filter the issue could be a stuck needle valve in the carburetor. If the carburetor has a drain button on the bottom of the float bowl push it to ensure fuel flows freely for several seconds, if there is no drain plug or button pinch shut and disconnect the fuel line from the inlet to the carburetor, direct the line into a clean container and remove the pinch clamp, if fuel flows freely the filter is not clogged, if the fuel does not flow well replace the fuel filter.
To unstick a needle valve use a short blast of low pressure air (5-7 psi) into the carburetor fuel inlet, if the needle valve is stuck the air will tend to all blow back, once the valve opens you will here a change in tone. If you do not have access to adjustable compressed air try tapping the side of the carburetor gently, if it remains stuck you will have to remove the float bowl to gain access to the float and needle valve.
Posted on May 26, 2009
If you use a good, high quality 2 cycle oil such as Stihl, Echo, Husqvarna, etc. you can use a 40 to 1 mix in it.
Do not use a cheap "store" brand or some no-name product. The few pennies saved just isn't worth the price of a new engine.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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SOURCE: I have a techumseh snow
STIHL makes a really good oil for the 50:1 ratio. A STIHL chainsaw place sells the oil in little bottles. I bottle for one gallon of gas. Just mix the one gallon of gas with the one bottle of oil, shake it up a bit and pour the mixture in the engines gas tank. I bought a one gallon plastic gas container and put some spray paint on the out side ot it so I would always know the painted container would be mixed gas. Not to use the mixed gas in a different engine.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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You need to remove the carburetor float bowl and clean it. The needle and seat also need to be cleaned. The best thing is to totaly remove the carb. and soak it in a commercial/professional strength cleaner.
Your problem is fuel related, but just to make sure, remove the spark plug and spray some carburetor cleaner in the hole, replace the plug and give it a pull. If it fires up then quits..... The fuel system is to blame.
Hope this helps, Matt
Posted on Dec 10, 2010
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