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Chuck, do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can?
No problem. I would like for you to try something for me.
Remove your spark plug again. Pour about a teaspoon of gas directly into your spark plug hole. Re-insert your spark plug, then try starting your engine again.
No problem. Take your time. Keep in mind, that although you ran your fuel tank dry, there still remained a small amount of non-stabilized gas in your carburetor fuel bowl. This small amount has probably turned to gum and varnish, and clogged the small jet inside your carburetor.
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Thank you for checking this for me. This indicates that you have either a clogged jet, or fuel passage in the body of your carburetor.
Are you familiar with removing your fuel bowl from your carburetor?
If you remove your fuel bowl, you will have access to the underside of your carburetor. You can use a small wire, and some compressed air to give your carburetor a basic cleaning. It will be great if you can pick up a can of carburetor cleaner.
You can do this without removing your carburetor from your engine.
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.
I look forward to knowing your results.
I hope your night is good as well!
Chuck you are very welcome! I do hope all continues to go well for you.