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Hello, Does it backfire or pop when it is trying to run? Also is there any smoke from the exhaust while this is going on?Thanks
No it just dies !
Ok, there is a main jet that is part of the bolt that holds the carb bowl on. In the picture, item 955 is the bolt/jet for the fuel. If you remove the bolt, and the bowl, you can clean them without removing the carb from the engine. Be cafreful as the seal (137) on the bowl to carb sometimes is tricky to reinstall and make sure the needle valve (134) does not fall out while the bowl is off. You can clean the jet holes in the bolt with a small piece of wire and some carb cleaner. Also clean out the bowl of the carb while it is off. Let me know how it goes after this is done. There is one other possibility, that the seal where the carb attaches to the intake tube has failed. The carb jet being clogged is far more common though. If it still doesn't run, then let me know and I can get you pictures of the intake tube and seals. Thanks