Originally Posted by Harold L
I have an older craftsman snow blower 5hp 22in electric start that I use last year. Pulled it out drained /changed oil, new spark plug but the machine wont kick over and run. It gets going for a second but conks out even if i adjust choke. I pulled out plug but cant tell if the primer button is giving gas. Any suggestions? thx John L
Take the blower outside.
Drop the bowl off the carb, and let all the gas drain out. Catch the old gas in a pan or bowl, if you can.
Clean the bowl of the carb thoroughly. With spray carb cleaner, thoroughly clean the carb - especially the orifice at the bottom of the carb.
Put in new gas. Let enough of it run out the carb to flush out the crap.
Reinstall the carb gasket and bowl, being careful to get the correct seal.
You should be ready to go.