Well, it got my neighbor. This new gas is crazy. I just took apart my neighbors snowblower carb last week and what do ya know, it was totally gelled up inside just like a bowl of jello.
So we cleaned it all up with some carb cleaner and some pieces of phone wire(small stuff) which we put into any jet hole we could find. A toothbrush also helps to get rid of stuff which is just caked on.
Put it all back together in about an hour, and it runs great.
He learned about how small engine stuff works, and not to get to close to the carb when you spray in some cleaner.(lucky he wears glasses)Now he knows what to do this year and why.
My father in law also stopped by with his blower. But his was loaded with seeds and nuts in the air filter. Next year he will put a dryer sheet into the air cleaner hole. I found it helps to keep out the varmints, they don't like the smell of fresh laundry I guess.