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What happens if you remove the air filter and spray some carburetor cleaner or fuel directly into the intake and try to start the engine? Will is start and run a short time?
Based on the information that you have provided I would be looking at one of two things.
If the machine was operating okay the last time that you used it, you shut it off and now won't restart I would be leaning more towards a flywheel key issue.
On the new ignition systems where we have electronic ignition coils or modules the flywheel key can be sheared and the flywheel spun 90 degrees and you will still get a spark every time the magnet on the flywheel passes by the ignition coil.
Ignition timing on this engine is done with the flywheel key as I have already pointed out.