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2015 yamaha outboard 15 hp motor will not start. Fresh

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2015 yamaha outboard 15 hp motor will not start. Fresh gas,primed, etc. After several pulls on the crank cord it will sometimes sputter then stop within seconds. Any suggestions? Ken Mills
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Hi Ken, my name is Jason.

Will the engine start if you shoot some starting fluid down the carb?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I tried that a couple of times over the past few days with no success. K.M.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Starting fluid does not help. K.M.
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Do you have a timing light or adjustable gap spark tool in order to see if the engine has spark?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I suspected you might suggest something like that but, I have neither. I am beginning to think I will have to find some man power to help remove the engine and take it into a technician. K.M.
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Okay so are you all set?

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