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Yardworks snow blower

I have a Yardworks 30 " snowblower with a 10.5 hp Tecumseh engine. It is about 5 yrs old and has always leaked oil after use, since it was new. Also the electric starter just spins and will not catch. Thanks for your help

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Leaks are normally from bad seals or ones put on engine wrong. Many snow blowers leak oil, very common. Electric start needs to be taken apart. Rust is problem most likely. When you engage the starter it kicks out the gear to turn over engine. Carefully remove the starter from engine, try to start starter an if the pinion gear does not kick out from starter disassembly it an try to clean rust away from action. Dont break wires around electric motor careful about getting dirt an rust in winding. Try to lube spring an moving parts around gear. One other thing it could be a sheared off gear on starter also.

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It is very possible that improper storage has left residue in your fuel system causing restriction of fuel supply. answer these questions and get a better answer. 1. Do you have to use partial choke or have to continually prime your engine to keep it running. 2. Look for physical damage to shutdown switch button or key switch wire. If this wire comes in contact with any metal surface other than its intended contact, usually near the engine. 3. Finally use an additive in your fuel system that attacks varnish such as carb and choke cleaner. In many severe cases your fuel system may need to be serviced by a professional familiar with the teardown and inspection of the fuel system. Good start though by changing your plug and fuel line antifreeze. As far as fuel stabilizers go I have been told but am still a novice when it comes to fuels that contain ethanol as I have heard that they may not have a very long shelf life. A few tips from an old ag. tech. Gods Speed to you! P.S. If this is a 2 cycle engine their are other things to consider.

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