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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I own am NTD edger, bought in 1996. Briggs & Stratton 3.5

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I own am NTD edger, bought in 1996. Briggs & Stratton 3.5 hp, Model 91212, Type 021901, Code 960223FA.
Will not start this season. Started last season and all seasons prior.
Checked the air cleaner. Okay. Checked the plug. Looks okay, some oil. I do not think that the engine is getting fuel.
What to do?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Remove the spark plug, and with it grounded to the metal of the engine, see if it has spark when cranking. If it has spark, put a teaspoon of fuel into the cylinder, re-install spark plug and see if it will start for a few seconds. If it dies, the carburetor is not sending fuel into the cylinder.