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In the carburetor is an electric solenoid, does it click when key is turned on and off? It may be stick. Can you remove the carburetor float bowl and check it's operation and check the fule bowl for debris or water?
Did you find the fuel problem?
Remove spark plug and with it grounded to the metal of the engine, see if you have spark, If you have spark , put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install spark plug and see if it will fire for a few seconds. If it does, carburetor is not passing fuel to cylinder.
What is the engine model number?
Ok, it has spark, so do you have fuel getting to the carburetor? Have you had the float bowl off ? Wasit full of fule? Was there any gummy buildup?
That i swhere I would start, it has to be fuel not going through the carburetor, and if the solenoid is working, that only leaves the internal passages in the carburetor. ANd the float and needle valve control fuel to the bowl. Kohler SV500 series engine?
Here is link to carb.