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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Did you have any gas left inside your fuel tank, over the fall and winter months?
Thanks for this information. Did you recently drain the old gas?
If so, by the time you drained the old gas, it had already contaminated your carburetor.
It is very likely that you have either a clogged jet, or fuel passage in the body of your carburetor.
Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
If so, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start.
Thanks for this information. I would like for you to checking else for me.
Check to see if you are getting a steady, continous flow of gas from your fuel tank to your carburetor. This will confirm if you are getting fuel to your carburetor.
Also, check the fuel shut off solenoid under your carburetor. It should click each time you turn your ignition switch on and off.
Thank you for checking. If you are actually getting fuel to your carburetor, and your fuel solenoid is working, this indicates that your carburetor needs a really good cleaning.
Gas will turn stale within thirty to forty five days, if the fuel is not treated with fuel stabilizer. Stale gas will turn to gum and varnish, and eventually clog the small jets and small fuel passages, in your carburetor.
This is very likely the source of our problem.
The best way will be to remove your carburetor, then use some carburetor cleaner in a can, and a small wire, to clean your carburetor. If you have an air compressor, compressed air works really well.
You are very welcome! Sometimes you can get by with just removing your fuel bowl, then cleaning it, and the underside of your carburetor.
Very good! It is definitely worth a try.
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