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How do I set the Magneto timing on a toro 38050 snow blower

I have tried several setting, one setting no spark, the second setting the engine kicked but back fired.

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Use a .010 thousand feeler gauge ,or a business card if you don't have a gauge. Place between magnet on flywheel and magneto. Tighten magneto screws and you should be OK. If this doesn't start your machine check the shear key between your flywheel and crankshaft. If this shear key is dented as much as a hair, you could have starting problems. Let me know what you find. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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How do I set the magneto timing on a Toro Model 38050 snow blower


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Clean the magneto . check the wires and ground .

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My snowblower just started back firing,why?


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Snow is melting on the engine and causing the spark wiring and/or magneto to short out...
Stop blowing snow and run the engine at a fast idle for awhile to dry off the motor...then it will work again..

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Won't start, have cleaned filter, has gas in it, new spark plug still will not start.


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It wont spark at all. No fire. Just put a new spark plug so that's not the issue. This lawnmower is only 1.5 years old. Thanks


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