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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I HAVE A LA105 AND IT CRANKS BUT WONT START,I POURED FUEL IN

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I HAVE A LA105 AND IT CRANKS BUT WONT START,I POURED FUEL IN THE AIR FILTER AND IT STARTS FOR A FEW SECONDS AND TURN OFF
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: YES
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

If your engine will start up and run briefly, this indicates that our problem is either fuel or carburetor related.

Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

How old is the fuel you are using?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
FAIRLY NEW, PLUS I ADDED STABILIZER
Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

Have you checked your fuel shut off solenoid? Your fuel shut off solenoid should click each time you cycle your ignition switch on and off. It has a spring loaded plunger that must retract, when your ignition switch is on, to allow fuel to flow within your carburetor.

Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

This part is located under your carburetor. It will have wires attached to it.

Expert:  Donald replied 7 months ago.

We can continue from here.