How do I start my snowblower engine?
The general procedure for starting most four-cycle engines is:
> Make sure the engine has clean, fresh fuel.
> Make sure there is adequate oil in the crankcase by checking the dipstick.
>Turn the fuel valve to the "on" position, if equipped.
> Install the ignition key or turn the ignition key to the ON position, if equipped.
> Turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON position, if equipped.
> Set the choke to the ON position, if equipped.
> Push the primer bulb two or three times, if equipped.
> Pull the rope or use electric starter (if equipped)
Note: Please keep in mind, snow engines can easily flood if in warmer climate than freezing point. In this case, less priming would help to prevent flooding.
When the engine starts, turn the choke to a middle position and let the machine warm up for a few minutes, then turn the choke completely off. If using a 120V electric start, unplug the extension cord.
Remember, these are only general instructions. Refer to the engine manual for your specific engine for the best information on starting your snow thrower.
Read more specific instructions:
How to start ARIENS snowblowers? (Click on your snowblower model to get step-by-step instructions)
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