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Hello, I have a 1986 Snow Chief model # SC3222DES. I replace the fuel line on it and im still stuck. I have great compression and spark just no fire.

If the fuel line needed to be replaced then odds are the carb needs to be cleaned and rebuilt as some of the parts inside of the carb are made of material similar to the fuel line.

Do you have a small squirt bottle, like the old diner style ketchup bottles, that you can use as a primer bottle?  If not, Wal-Mart sells them for $1-2.  

Put a small amount of new oil/gas mix in the squirt bottle and squirt a little of the NEW fuel/oil mix directly in the carburetor or put a little inside the spark plug and see if it will try and start.  If so, then you know you have a carb problem.  If it does not start then it could be a bad spark plug, compression, or maybe (rare) a crankcase or intake leak.

Does it have a Tecumseh 2 cycle engine?


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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