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Tec 3.5 horse - 2 cycle - pull start - mtd snowblower - has spark and fuel - won't fire or start -

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Give it a shot of starting fluid, if it fires, it has a fuel problem, if it does not fire then you have a broken flywheel key.You will have spark with a broken or partially broken flywheel key, but your timing will be off and it will not run. good luck

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