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Diagnose & TroubleshootSnow Throwers
Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD snow blower/thrower.
Engine Fails to Start
|Possible Causes||Corrective Actions|
1Choke not in ON position
Move choke to ON position
Spark plug wire disconnected
Connect wire to spark plug
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel
Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline
Engine not primed
Prime engine as instructed in "Operating Your Snow Thrower"
Faulty spark plug
Clean, adjust gap, or replace
Safety key not in ignition on engine
Insert key fully into the switch