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bigfish24

need help! auger wont start

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ive got this auger and it wont start put new gas and plug and check the carb any idea? confused.gif

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Hey Bigfish...there's a thread going in the ice fishing forum that may help..."Hard Starting Strikemaster" or something similar.

Aside from the suggestions in that thread, I'd be inclined to remove the spark plug & check the condition. See if it's clean...heavy sooty build up or a burned electrode would be obvious problems. If everything looks good, I'd check to see if it sparks; hopefully somebody with small engine experience will weigh in here, but what I've done in the past is remove the plug from the engine, but reconnect it to the plug wire, holding it with something well insulated, ground the electrode against a the engine and have somebody pull the starter rope...you should see the plug arc.

Now that the initial snowfall is behind us and everybody has probably gotten through their snowblower problems, the small engine guys could probably take care of you quickly, and without breaking a sweat.

Good luck.

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What brand? Close to firing or not even sparking or turning for you at all?

Pending model/make, make sure power switch is "on" (not being a jerk, I pulled mine for 10 minutes once before realizing it wasn't on) gas cap vent open, new plug is tight, no "gunk" on the plug wire, etc. If a Jiffy, play with the set screw, makes a difference too.

Good luck, if nothing else let it sit for a while, don't get frustrated like I tend to do and try again.

Chris

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if all else fails d-rock in new brighton grin.gif

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did you try the choke??? laugh.gif

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Quote:

if all else fails d-rock in new brighton
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I will second that! I bought a used strikemaster about 4 years ago and the thing started fine when I bought it, but when I got out on the ice, it wouldn't start. I brought it in to D-Rock in NB and they had the thing purring. Prices very reasonable too! Not sure right off hand what was wrong with it, but they fixed it up nice and I haven't had a problem with it since.

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With a new plug you need to make sure to "gap" it correctly.

Owners manual should tell what it should be. If not look on web for manufacturer site.

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Put a new plug in it, drain the fuel and put in new with some fuel stablizer(seafoam,stabil). If not then pull your carb bowl and clean it out... If it still doesn't work pull the carb and soak it overnight and buy a rebuild kit at you local small engine shop. Or bring it in to the shop at Northern tool in Minnetonka and ask of Zack, i'll take a look at it for ya... Good luck

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Try to get it to fire using starter fluid, an easy way to check for spark! Dump some seafoam in her, spray the carb out with carb/choke cleaner and all that fun stuff!

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