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I have a Tecumseh 6hp engine that will only start with starting

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I have a Tecumseh 6hp engine that will only start with starting fluid. It won't idle and at high speed it spews gasoline out the air intake. What's up?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Delsley Jr replied 7 years ago.
Hi After it starts with the starting fluid does it idle like it should ? What all have you tried on it to fix it ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No - when I let go of the throttle it just dies. I took the carb off and cleaned it what I thought was well with spray cleaner. The engine has set for a couple of years without being run. I cleaned the gas tank too.
Expert:  Delsley Jr replied 7 years ago.
When it stop running and you pull the plug is it wet with gas ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I just went out and checked. That's what took so long. It's a new plug and no, it isn't wet with gas. It seemed like it tried to idle a little, but still died.
Expert:  Delsley Jr replied 7 years ago.
Ok after not running for 2 year the carb should be rebuilt and I would get the compression checked first .
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