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Since you replaced the fuel solenoid, make sure you have 12vdc at the solenoid. if you do then do the following
REMOVE THE CARBURETOR
DISASSEMBLE THE CARBURETOR
SOAK BODY AND PARTS OVERNIGHT IN NAPA COMMERCIAL CARB CLEANER
REASSEMBLE WITH A CARB KIT FROM LOCAL DEALER
DRAIN FUEL TANK AND LOOK IN THE FUEL SUPPLY CAN FOR WATER
NOTE: SOMETIMES A CARBURETOR CANNOT BE SAVED AND HAS TO BE REPLACED
ALWAYS DIAGRAM THE LINKAGE AND PARTS SO IT GETS REASSEMBLED PROPERLY
ALWAYS USE STABIL IN THE FUEL
ALWAYS RUN ENGINE EVERY THREE WEEKS IN OFF SEASON TO CIRCULATE FUEL
How do I check the solenoid? I don't have any electrical testing equipment. It does get
hot, I'm guessing that means it's getting current?
Russ, I'll go ahead and see if I can borrow something to test the solenoid voltage with, and if I need to will remove the carb and soak overnight as you advised. I appreciate
your input, thanks!