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Fuel is not going thru the carburetor. Do you have fuel flowing at the carburetor, if you remove the fuel line? When did you last run the engine? Was the fuel treated with a sabilizer?
Running it dry still leaves small amount of fuel in the carburetor bowl. Can you remove the bowl and see if the float is stuck? Is there fuel flowing into the bowl?
Bowl may have a drain screw on it, otherwise you will have to remove the center bolt.