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hello Robert my name is ***** ***** ill see what I can do to help. Looks like you have covered the basics so that will eliminate a lot of time already. Do you smell gas at the muffler when it wont start?
to answer your question there isn't a pump really. its more of a gravity flow to the carb. Don't be upset but I feel like I should ask...did someone possibly turn the fuel off on you?
not sure what the black thing may be but I will say that there should be fuel in the bowl. some..not a lot
so with that said you either have a blockage between the tank and the carb or the float in the carb is gummed up