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Hi, I have a Tecumseh HMSK 80-110 snowblower with electric start. Everything was running fine until the last attempt to start it. I pushed the start button and it appeard to be dead. No clicks or any other noise. I verified that there was a good power source. Do I nedd to replace something? Herb

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Either the electrical start switch on the unit or the starter motor is bad,you can test the start switch with an ohmmeter,make sure the cord from the wall to the plug in on the units good too

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