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I would like to confirm the brand of your engine. I do believe your engine is a Briggs and Stratton.
You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start right up and run briefly.
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To be more specific, I will need the model and type numbers from your engine. These numbers are located on the metal valve cover, that has OHV stamped into it.
You will remove your air filter cover, and your air filter, then spray the carburetor cleaner into the round opening, you will see, after you have removed your air filter cover. Just spray a small burst into the opening. This will help to determine if your carburetor is at fault, or if your ignition is at fault.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks again!
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Hello Ray. I am back with you.
Your engine has two carburetors available. One is a Walbro brand, and the other one is a Nikki brand. We need to determine which one you have.
Nikki Carburetor - Click Here
Walbro Carburetor - Click Here
After we determine which carburetor you have, I can be more specific with assisting you with cleaning your carburetor.
Your fuel filter is an inline filter. If you slide your hose clamps back, you will be able to remove your fuel filter, from your fuel hose. You can purchase a suitable fuel filter, from any small engine repair shop.
Also, shine a flashlight into your fuel tank, to check for sediments, or for debris that may have fallen from your fuel cap.
You and I can continue from here.
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