Small Engine Problems? Ask an Engine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Define turn over, does it spin and not start? Or nothing at all
it spins and doesn't start.
Has it been sitting for a while?
i changed the gas.
Here is what happend. Fuel goes bad in as little as 30 days, when this happens it cloggs up the small passageways inside the carb and stops the flow of fuel to the engine. To comfirm this you could remove the spark plug and put about a teaspoon of fuel into the hole. Reinstall the plug and attempt to start, if it tries and dies you have a dirty carb.
Ok, 2 questions.
1) when I put the spark plug back in do I need to get the gap perfect?
2) if it's a dirty carb, I assume I'll need to have it serviced?
3) assuming I need a special tool to remove the spark plug.
You do not need to regap it as long as you do not drop it. A socket and ratchet will be needed to r/r the plug. If you give me a minute i can give you a link to a video with the instructions on how to clean the carb.
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Will do. Thanks.