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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Engine will not start.....added fresh gasoline....air cleaner

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engine will not start.....added fresh gasoline....air cleaner is clean....cleaned the spark plugs
plus I added fresh oil. I have tried to start mower by pulling starter cord 8 times and no
results. when I spray the carb with starter fluid ,the engine will start but it will shut off
immediately.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! When did it last run? With many engines today, the ethanol in the fuel, swells the seat for the needle valve in the carburetor. This shuts the fuel supply off to the carburetor bowl! Check your needle valve and seat.