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What happens if you spray a little carburetor cleaner or fuel directly into the throat of the carburetor? Will it at least fire and run a little then?
My thought is that you are probably not getting fuel through the main jet on the carburetor which would cause the engine to not start. If you had a carburetor cleaner or even just a little bit of fuel that you could get into the throat of the carburetor to try and start it would tell you for sure. The only other thing that you could do is clean the main jet in the carburetor thoroughly.
Just from what I can tell off of your model information it looks like this machine has the MTD built engine on it. In order to get to the main jet in the carburetor you would have to remove the bowl from the carburetor and the jet is in the center of the stem that is sticking down, you can remove it with a small flat tip screwdriver. Make certain to clean it thoroughly and reinstall it, this should take care of your problem.
You may have to remove a cover that is over the carburetor, if you are standing behind the machine the carburetor will normally be on the left side of the engine.
Try the Gumout and see what happens and then you can decide what the next step will be for you. My guess is that you will need to clean the main jet.
Yes, I have a video that might help you. It gives you basic information about getting to the carburetor and the insides, you will not need to remove the float in order to make your repair.
Click on the link and it should take you to a you tube video showing a guy cleaning the carburetor on one of these machines.
Let me know what you find. You can come back to this conversation at any time and continue.
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No you should not have to, everything should be accessible from the bottom side without removing the tank.