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Home lite pressure washer model UT80522E Won't start. Drained

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Home lite pressure washer model UT80522E
Won't start. Drained tank and carb and replaced gas. Put new plug in and tested + for spark but the engine won't fire.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Ranwell1 replied 2 years ago.
The most likely problem is that the carburetor is dirty and needs to be taken apart and cleaned and rebuilt.
This is usually caused by storing the unit with a little gas in the unit and carburetor.
Use a new carburetor repair kit when rebuilding the carburetor.
Make sure that you use FRESH gasoline.
The gas that was left in the unit will turn to gum and varnish and dirt in the carburetor and plug up the small passages.