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IF it will start by manually putting fuel into carb and/or cylinder, the carb needs to be cleaned as the main jet is clogged and not allowing carb to pull its own fuel into cylinder.
What engine is this on?
Gas or Diesel ?
yeah, I asked a dumb question there didn't I. You stated carb.
Pull carb and clean with carb cleaner and use air compressor to blow out jets if possible. If you have a small wire such as a bread tie, use it to run through the jets. re-install and this should fix your issue.
You can try to just remove the bowl and letting the float fall to see if it will drop whatever trash is clogging it out, but it doesn't always work this easily. Good Luck, and Let me know if I can help further
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