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Remove all the air cleaner parts to get to the gas line and carburetor and see where the gas is coming from. Gas lime connection may be leaking and fuel is not going into the carburetor, if the gas is coming from insdie the carburetor, it has a leaking needle valve in the bowl.
I would want to find gas leak before starting! Find the leak, then remove a spark plug and see if you have spark when cranking,