The solution to a snowblower malfunction depends on the cause, such as lodged debris, and the problem is fixed accordingly. The Briggs & Stratton snowblower manual contains the necessary procedure to start a snowblower, which may fix any problems without repair.
Snowblowers must be turned off and taken into a garage for the snow to melt prior to any repair. A snowblower that does not start can be due to several causes. If the safety key is in place, it needs to be removed before the machine is started. If the oil levels in the machine are too low, more oil is needed to start it. The spark plugs need to be replaced if they are damaged. A common problem is debris such as snow or ice in the gas cap, which needs to be removed. Sometimes fuel can go stale if left in the engine for too long, which causes a buildup that can shorten the lifespan of the snowblower.
If the snowblower jams midway through snow removal, the problem is likely due to lodged snow or ice in the snowblower. A cleaning tool should clear up a clog.
If none of the troubleshooting methods work, a Briggs & Stratton service dealer is available for help. Replacement parts are available at the Briggs & Stratton online engine parts store or at any authorized Briggs & Stratton snowblower dealer.