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Snowblower will not start

I can not get it to start even with electric stsrter, it will kick in but it will not start

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    Clean the sparkplug then spray some WD40 into carburetor for about a second and try to start it. If it doesn't start or sound like it might start spray again.

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Check plugs or clogged filter

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