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Many times, if an engine will only start up, if you spray starter fluid directly into your carburetor, this indicates that you have a fuel restriction inside your carburetor.
Although you have already cleaned your carburetor, it is likely that you still have either a clogged jet, or clogged fuel passages in the body of your carburetor.
The bolt that secures your fuel bowl to your carburetor, is your main jet. It has three small holes in it. Did you use a small wire to clean these holes?
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