Can’t Start Your Machine?
Usually, before you put your machine away for the winter, you should put a fuel stabilizer in the fuel take with your last tank of gas. If you did not, then you might have some trouble when it comes time to start your machine. There are a few things you need to do to get your machine starting.
Normal Starting Procedure
Go through the typical starting sequence. If the machine starts, that is great. Let it run and burn that gas. The chances are that the gas in your tank sat all winter, but before that, the gas sat in a gas can for a few months in your garage. Getting that gas replaced with new gas will help keep your carburetor operating properly.
On the chance that your machine does not start, it is most likely because all of the fuel has drained out of the carburetor. You will need to remove the air cleaner and spray a shot of ether or carburetor cleaner right into the mouth of the carburetor. Try this a couple of times to get the fuel going. Once the machine starts, keep it running for a while.