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I have a home lite gas blower 2 stroke engine that will not start. Are there reed valves in engine?

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You can remove the spark plug, and put some penetrating oil in the cylinder. Some people use deisel fuel or marvel mystery oil. Then put the plug in hand tight and set so the plug points straight up. Since this is a two cycle instead of a four cycle you may have the fluids drain out. If they do drain out I do not think there is anything to do to save it. If the fluids stay, let sit vertical for a couple days and then remove the plug and try to pull the starter cord. Due to the design factors of two verses four cycle, the fluids do not drain out with fours like then can with twos. I hope this is helpful.

If you do get it freed up, you then will need to remove the muffler and inspect the side of the piston. The muffler side tends to have the most damage. If it is bad you will probably just have to replace it. If not damaged much, then you got lucky and should go get a lottery ticket.

I hope this is helpful for you.

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