hi, lets see if i can help you, was the unit stored with fuel still in it, if so has this fuel been drained and replaced, also remove your spark plug and see if the plug is wet.i would also install new plug, gas fouled will ruin a plug, i would also remove the fuel line and crank engine over and see if you are getting a good stream of fuel, also if this was stored with fuel in it the carb is most likely gumed up from old fuel, it will need to be removed and cleaned, also on the bottom of the carb bowl there will be a fuel solenoid that has a red wire running to it it may also be sticking, as far as the question that it started one day and not the next if the carb had alot of trash are old fuel in the bowl when the gas was put in it may have stirred this up and plugged the carb.
it was stored without fuel. I have yet to pull the plug to inspect it. Is it a good sign or a bad sign if the plug is wet? If I have to remove the carb, do I disconnect the battery?
a little wet is ok, alot means it is flooding, as far as disconnecting the battery, its not a have to but i always do when working on the engine unless i am checking if the unit is getting fire,just a safety thing with me,before removing the carb i would check again to make sure you are still getting fire to the plug, you can do this by removing the plug and reconnect plug wire use a pair of insulated pliers and hold the metal end of the plug to the engine block to ground the plug, have someone crank over engine and see if you see a good spark at the end of the plug if so you are getting good fire to the plug. this way you no we are dealing with just a fuel problem. let me know what you fined.
thanks for the input....I'll give it a shot tomorrow and let you know what I find out.
ok let me know
Hi the spark plugs are bone dry. Yet the fuel lines have lots of fuel. We are going to check for a spark in the plugs. I'll let you know what we find out.