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Fuel solenoid does NOT shut off the fuel! That is the job of the needle valve and float in the carburetor.
Solenoid is anti-backfire solenoid, and keeps engine from backfiring when key is turned off.
The solenoid will get hot, as it has to activate if key is on.
Yes, or install a fuel shutoff in the fuel line from the tank! And shut off the fuel between uses!
Fuel runs from carburetor, into the intake, and enters the crankcase through the vent hose!
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