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Won't start. Changed plug, but still won't start. Gas mix contains fuel stabilizer, but it's been in the blower for about 8 months. How do I clean carburetor? Bob

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  • rvandoren Dec 30, 2010

    Hello Guru, Operator's manual says model no. 38190-3900001 & up, also model no. 38195-3900001 & up CCR 1000 snowthrower (Toro). Thanks for getting back to me. The manual does not refer to number of cylinders but it does say that it is a two cycle engine. Recoil start. No electric starter. Sorry for my ignorance.

    I took this snowthrower into the shop maybe five years ago when the primer was cracked and had it gone over. I replaced the plug two years ago and it started right away. It's probably time for some maintenance work, and I would like to save some money by doing it myself. I can order the carburetor rebuild kit on line. Do you think it's also a good idea to buy a shop manual? After all, I really need to know what I'm looking at. Let me know. It will take some time to let you know how all this works out. I could also buy the kit from the local Toro dealer and give it a try without the manual. What do you think? Bob

  • rvandoren Dec 31, 2010

    Hello ledsled378, I'm working all weekend long, and I won't be able to try this until Monday. I will have to get back to you about the results next week. Thanx for the advice. Happy New Year! Bob

  • rvandoren Jan 13, 2011

    My neighbor helped me out by taking off the carb and the needle valve and cleaning it. We have it running. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Bob

  • rvandoren Jan 13, 2011

    Thank you for this information. Bob

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You can download the manual from Toro, but they have several for the CCR1000 with different serial number ranges so I can't provide you with a direct link to it.

Here's how you get it:
Go to http://www.toro.com
On the left side in the Products and Support area, select "Homeowner"
In the top menu bar, select "Customer Care" and you will get a popup window.
Select the "Manuals & Parts" tab in the popup window.
Select "Advanced Search" (The CCR 1000 doesn't come up in the regular search)
Change Product Type to "Snowthrowers" and type "CCR 1000" in Product Name.
Click Search
You will see a list of manuals for specific serial number ranges. Select the manual that your serial number falls between. The manual is in downloadable PDF format.

After getting the manual and before doing anything else. remove all the old fuel from the tank. You can do this by removing the fuel line coming from the tank to the carburetor. Drain the tank replace the fuel line and refill it with a fresh 50 to 1 mix of fuel. Add 1 ounce of Seafoam Engine Treatment to the fuel. You can get Seafoam at most auto and marine parts stores and some Walmart stores. Now replace the old spark plug. Just remove the old one and take it to a auto parts store for a replacement. On the bottom of the carburetor you will see a round metal bowl. On the bottom of that bowl you should see a drain plug, Remove that plug and drain the bowl. Also buy a can of starter fluid. After you have drained and replaced the fuel and spark plug, spray a small amount of starter fluid into the breather. Attempt to start the engine. It will fire and start but may not run long. If it stalls spray a small amount of starter fluid and try again. If after 3 or 4 attempts it does not continue to run, you will need to remove the carburetor and clean it out. Unless you are skilled this is best left to a professional.

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When fuel is left in a carburettor it forms a gel in the jets. If this is thick the carburettor will need to be stripped down by a mechanic and the jets cleaned. Unfortunately this is a complicated job and not something that can be described in writing.

However before resorting to a mechanic there are a few things you can try that might work. First I presume you've put new fuel in the tank. Attempting to start it with this and leaving it overnight can sometime soften the gel if it's not too thick.

Next remove the sparkplug. Pour about 5ml (1 teaspoonful) of fuel into the opening where you took the sparkplug from. Dip the spark end of the plug in fuel so the spark gap is wet. Replace the plug and try to start it. The fuel you poured in should ignite and start the engine for a few seconds. This could be enough to **** the fuel through. Repeat the procedure 2 to 3 times if necessary. Don't be tempted to use more than 5 ml fuel as this could just flood the engine.

Hopefully this may solve your problem. If not I'm afraid it will have to go to a mechanic.

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Remove the carb and soak it in a solvent overnight, then use compressed air to blow out the tiny air/fuel passages. Purchase a carb rebuild kit that contains gaskets and orings as well as a new needle valve. What type of blower are we speaking of? Make and model number? 2 stroke engine?

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  • GetMeOttaHere Dec 30, 2010

    Your two stoke engine is most likely not starting due to fuel contamination in the carb. Removal of the carb, breaking it down, soaking overnight in a solvent, then using compressed air to blow out the passages is where I would begin. Purchasing a manual is always a great idea, and is also a good source for reference and repair. Check for spark with the spark plug removed from the engine. Place the plug on the engine so that the threads are against a metal part of the engine. This will create a ground...pull the starter rope.....and check to see if spark jumps from the electrode to the J shaped ground ******** the end of the plug.

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    Sounds great. I would appreciate it if you could reate me on this solution. It is easy to do, and is important to us. Thanks for the response, and thanks for using Fixya.

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