B&S Intek Snow - will not start
I've got a 1960's Ariens snowblower that I got from my father that I re-powered with a 7.5HP B&S Intek Snow (12D413-0017-E1) back I think in 2004. It ran beautiful for a 04, 05, and 06 winter seasons. We moved and for a couple years it sat. I always run my small engine equipment dry of fuel before seasonal storage. I tried to start it last winter, but didn't have any luck so I used the shovel. I'm trying to get it ready for this season. Before I dig in, any comments on what most likely happened? It was stored indoors (in my father's garage in fact) and I don't see any critter activity or anything like that.
Also, just for troublshooting info, the shut-off wire that runs to the plastic "key" - if I take the plastic shroud when I'm working to get it started, do I have set up the shround with the wire attached to switch with key in, or is possible that the wire loose and not connected is in the "on" position? Thanks much in advance.