Engine Won’t Start: Snowblower Troubleshooting

This video from Sears PartsDirect will show you what to do if your snowblower engine won’t start. We’ll talk about some basic maintenance that will keep your engine running, like replacing your spark plug and fuel filter, and then move on to some more advanced troubleshooting. After checking continuity on the stop switch, we’ll show you how to check your engine compression and adjust your valve lash.

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The video includes these parts. Look up your model to make sure you get the right parts for your snowblower.
Fuel Stabilizer
Fuel Filter
Fuel Line
Spark Plug
Spark Plug Tester
Compression Tester

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13 thoughts on “Engine Won’t Start: Snowblower Troubleshooting

  1. I followed all the proper steps to get it started but once it got running I forgot to switch over to run. Then the Troy built cut off, now it won’t start back up. What should I do???

  2. I may have seized the engine on Troy Bilt snowblower by adding too much oil. The pull cord will not work. I did also start it with little oil and smoke did come out. I know, this was not my best work. Are there any steps I can to un-seizing the engine?


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