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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My 5500 has only a few hours on it .It will crank but won't

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Customer: My 5500 has only a few hours on it .It will crank but won't turn over. I ran it back in july. I added gas treatment and put gas in the carb.But still won't run .Thanks Bob.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have been trying to start this for 3 days. I have also cleaned the spark plug. Everything is on and the tank is full. It seems like the gas that I pore into the carb wants to kick the engine over but then it wont run. When I pull the cord it also backfires.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

It sounds like the jets in the carburetor are stopped up and not allowing fuel to pass through them in order to keep the engine running. What brand of machine is this?