Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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How old is your gas? The reason I am asking, is because if your gas is older than thirty days old, this could be part of our problem. Gas will turn stale within thirty days, from date of purchase. This is why manufacturers recommend that you purchase gas in amounts small enough to use within thirty days.
Keep in mind that stale gas will turn to gum and varnish, and contaminate your carburetor. I suggest that you drain all of the old gas from your fuel tank, and refill with newly purchased, fresh fuel. Also, check your gas can, to see if there are sediments floating around inside.
If you engine will not start after you fill your fuel tank with fresh gas, remove your spark plug, and pour about a teaspoon of gas directly into your spark plug hole. Re-insert your spark plug, then try starting your engine again.
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