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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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12av566no11 hard to start and smell gas smells like gas line

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12av566no11 hard to start and smell gas smells like gas line and carb problems
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: clean fuel plus additive /where is shut off valve
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: once lawn mower is running it takes an hour to restaert/however currently cannot start
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Engine is not identified, Is this the Briggs engine? Remove the spark plug and with it grounded, see if you have spark at the plug when cranking. Was the spark plug wet? If spark plug is wet, it may not have spark. Have you replaced with a new spark plug and tried it?