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try putting fuel into carb manually and see if it will start up. If so, it will be a carb issue. if not, it will most likely be a coil issue and mower not getting fire at the plugs
if you do not have a tester, you will need to remove the plug, and then plug back into the wire. lay plug to where it will ground on the machine and turn over to see if it sparks.
if you spray fuel into the plug hole and reinsert plug it should fire with spark. if not, you have no spark. you can test the coil also by removing the ground wire off the coil and trying to start machine. (will not be able to kill engine with key) if I starts, you have a bad coil
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Yes, you are having carb issues. coil is fine. Do you have a fuel solenoid on the bottom of your carb bowl?
it is mounted on the bottom of the carb and will have wire(s) run to it.
when you turn the key the first turn, do you hear a click? This solenoid has a valve inside that drops down when the key is tunred on. It allows fuel to flow and be pulled into cylinder to start
you can also remove it from the carb, and hooked up, turn key and see visually if it pulls down when key is turned
If this is not coming down, this is the problem and it will need replaced. bad thing is, many of these can not be purchased without a new carb. may have to find a shop with a used one.
Awesome, you are lucky then. that solenoid is not avail without the carb.
do you have a volt meter to test power? Will want to test to make sure power is getting to the solenoid then since new one isn't working either
do you have one or 2 wires at solenoid?
run + to wire and ground on the side of solenoid
I honestly would use a pair of side cutters and cut the valve off. This is what we normally do as this solenoid can only be purchased with carb. this will allow fuel to flow and test to make sure it will run since you do have 2 of them
you want 12V as that's what powers it to pull downwards when key is turned
Are you sure the other one was good?
Can you press the valve down easy with your finger?
Take a pair of side cutter, and cut that little valve off flush as you can. screw back into carb bowl and try to start machine
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Sounds like it is just a stubborn carb issue. Some times they cannot be cleaned but I would not give up. It helped it before, but there is something still inside it. I have had them where I had to clean 3-5 times . Hopefully you will not have to do it that many but.... Let me know
I use carb cleaner and air compressor along with a wire if needed. Air compressor helps
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