Now That’s Funny! – Issue 17

by Thomas Hoyt

With winter nearly upon us and snow coming, I thought I’d better make sure I can start my snowblower. My first attempt failed, and my first thought was, “get a new spark plug.” So, I got a new spark plug and installed it. Attempt number two also failed. Now I’m getting a little flustered. I search on YouTube and discover that my problem may very well be the carburetor.

Well, I know very little about small engines, so I was fortunate to have a friend come over and help me with this. He knew exactly what he was doing, and we discovered that, sure enough, the problem was indeed within the carburetor. After cleaning out the carburetor with carburetor cleaner and putting it all back together the snowblower engine started right up!

It sure is funny how the tiniest of interventions can have such a viral impact. The tiniest particles found within the carburetor kept the fuel from flowing and kept the engine from starting up. Indeed, small interventions can have a viral impact.

Keep laughing folks! 😊

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