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You will need to drop the bowl to the carb and drain the carb. Most likely the needle is stuck. If this doesn't work, you will need to remove the entire carb and clean out
When you tipped it over, was the carb up in air or down towards the ground? Being as though you seen gas on the air filter, tells me fuel leaked through the carb and out onto the air filter. This disrupts the float inside carb and can hang the needle up which allows fuel flow, so with out fuel flow it isn't starting. Should be a bolt or nut on the bottom of the carb and you can just remove the bowl, let the pressure off the needle and maybe it will solve issue without pulling the entire carburetor
Okay. If is poured enough fuel onto the air filter, the engine cannot breathe and would cause it not to start. Have you been able to remove the air filter completely and try to start machine?
does it just turn over and over? Pull the spark plug and make sure it is not flooded out. Once you pull plug, turn engine over a few times to blow out any fuel that has leaked into the cylinder
okay. let me know how it goes after plug removal
make sure plug is dry when you reinstall it
pour a little fuel into the plug hole and see if it fires off briefly
no problem. I will be on tomorrow also. Just let me know
battery is probably low from cranking and cranking. If you put fuel directly into cylinder and it doesn't start still, you have no spark or low compression
do you have a can of carb cleaner or starting fluid?
you could just spray it into the carb then, instead of removing plugs each time
can you spin the top of the engine with your hand currently? If so, hard or easy turns
okay, normal then. do you have spark at both the plugs. I just thought of this..... May have dropped a valve or push rod when tipped over. Will have to pull off valve covers to check the push rods and valve clearance
are both rods in proper places and straight. What is your valve clearance on each valve?
put some gas in hole, nothing. Realized there was a second plug on opposite side of engine. Pulled it, it was dry. It's barely cranking now.
24 Sept 2016, 11:11 AM
24 Sept 2016, 11:12 AM
Can you walk me thru putting it directly into cylinder. I'm ok with engines as long as I have a little guidance.
24 Sept 2016, 11:14 AM
that's what I had stated in beginning was the battery may be low from crank and cranking. put everything back together and try charging the battery. Let me know what happens. They are just so many things that can cause this issue once a machine is tipped over. I assumed you had a fully charged battery, that is my fault