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Mr. Pike1

Striike master starting problem

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I have everything ready to go. I did a quick test start on my one year old strike master and no go. I am positive I put stabalizer in the small amount of gas that was left in the tank. I added brand new fuel today and pulled until I could pull no more and she would not start. Any advise?

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Remember with 2 strokes you have 3 things to look to 1)air 2) fuel, 3) Spark. TRy taking out the plug and testing to make sure you have spark. It's probably not a bad idea to change the plug every year... If the plug is wet and smells like gas you have fuel getting to the spark. Make sure the vent on the gas cap is open.. Good luck!!

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Same ting happened to me when I started mine up for first time yesterday. Put choke on full, and hold the throtle down when you pull -worked for me. I also put in a new plug ea yr.

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Mr Pike, I thought you took it in yesterday? Is she working now?

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Dan- I did try what worked for you however no success in my case.

Mykal- I did drop it off at the small enging place by my house. They stated they could look at it on Monday or Tuesday. Worst case scenerio they put in a new carb. I have seen the carb kits and am sure I could have done replaced this myself but chose to leave it in the hands of a pro.

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Stfcatfish, it is with in the year from the date of purchase. However, in this case I believe it to be operator error and nothing to do with the workmanship of the unit. It started on the 1st or 2nd pull all of last year. I have to take ownership on this one and would not feel right about passing this on to the Mfg. If however the service center determines it to be a mfg error I will submit a request to have this paid by them.

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Sounds like you probably have a plugged up carb to me very common when gas is left in them even if it is stabilized. I like to run stabil in mine and then run it out of gas. I think you would probably need a good carb cleaning though. Just for your information gas can go bad and start to break down with in 30 days. I found that out when I was working in a small engine shop. So keep that in mind.

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iffwalleyes, thank you for the feedback. Next year I am going to empty all the gas I can from the tank and then choke the unit and run till it kills. I learned my lesson.

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Did you check for spark or change the plug?
Sometimes when these small engines sit it takes a will for the pump to start working. Pull the air cleaner off, choke open and prime it with mixed gas. It should fire and run for a bit. Keep repeating this.

Its recommended to store dry or with gas treated with a stabilizer. I like storing mine with gas so I can start it up throughout the summer. Also a dry carb can oxidize, especially brass components. If you do store it dry fog the cylinder and through the carb to get some protection back into the crank. Dont forget the change the plug after you burn the fogging oil off.

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Surface Tension, I like your recommedation. I will stabalize the gas like I do with other small engine toys I have at home. Keep in the basement and start her up few times to make sure all is well. I am I tested it early so I have it in time for the thicker ice.

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Well this will be my 5th season with my Lazer mag plus III and all I do before I put it away is run the gas out of it and pull the spark plug and put a couple of squirts of WD-40 in her pull it over a couple of times put the plug back in. Light coat of oil on the cutting blades and in the basement she goes. Still the original spark plug. She always starts on the first or second pull.

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After putting a new carb in she now runs like a top. I learned my lesson on this one. That being said the check list is complete and I am officially ready for some ice.

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