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I have a 580 craftsman pressure washer - won't start - after

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I have a 580 craftsman pressure washer - won't start - after removing spark plug, no gas smell. Should i buy a new carburetor or try to clean this one out?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: Fresh gas - first time this year - no choke only on/off switch. no combustion
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you have any carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
Did you leave gas inside your fuel tank over the winter months?
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
If you have carburetor cleaner, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up briefly.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I did not run the engine dry or winterize - the carb spray did not yield any combustion
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.
Are you saying that the carburetor spray did not cause your engine to start? If not, you may not be getting spark to your spark plug.