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Can you remove the spark plug and check for spark with the plug grounded while trying to start? If there is no spark, check the on/off switch , it may be grounding out the spark. If there is spark, put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the cylinder, re-install the spark plug and see if the engine starts.
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I was new! Why did it have old gas in it! Did you put contaminated gas in it? Sounds like it!