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Only will start few seconds that's if I spray starter

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only will start for a few seconds that's if I spray starter fluid into the carb
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Jeremy R. replied 2 years ago.
Does your carburetor have a fuel solenoid on the float bowl?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't know
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what does that look like?
Expert:  Jeremy R. replied 2 years ago.
If it does it will be a small cylinder on the bottom of the float bowl.they're pretty notorious for going bad.It should have 12 volts to it when the key is on.If it does and you've tried cleaning the carb and making sure there's fuel flowing to the carb then that solenoid is the problem.It shuts off fuel flow from the float bowl through the jets.