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Only will start few seconds that's if I spray starter

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only will start for a few seconds that's if I spray starter fluid into the carb
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Jeremy R. replied 1 year ago.
Does your carburetor have a fuel solenoid on the float bowl?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what does that look like?
Expert:  Jeremy R. replied 1 year ago.
If it does it will be a small cylinder on the bottom of the float bowl.they're pretty notorious for going bad.It should have 12 volts to it when the key is on.If it does and you've tried cleaning the carb and making sure there's fuel flowing to the carb then that solenoid is the problem.It shuts off fuel flow from the float bowl through the jets.