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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a Briggs an Stratton engine that was stored months.

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I have a Briggs an Stratton engine that was stored for 8 months. Engine has less than ten hours on it. I drained out all the old gas. Put new gas in it. It still wouldn't start so I drained the bowl made sure it was firing. Carbreauter a is like it is not getting fuel even tho bowl is full. Removed bowl to make sure jets were not clogged still won't start. What should I try next. Kill switch was also checked with spark plug out to verify it was working.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Was the float bowl full of fuel? If you put fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install spark plug will engine run for a few seconds? What is application? Snow blower or mower? Model number of application

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Did you remove the needle valve? Is it needle with rubber tip or an all metal needle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Needle valve was cleaned an removed as well. It had a rubber tip. With gas in the cylinder it ran for a few seconds.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's actually a motor that runs a shingle hoist ladder I believe that it is just gummed up by not sure where.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seams like it's the carb. Is there any trick to cleaning it more. Or would it have to be rebuilt or replaced.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have engine model number? Example(###) ###-####B1??? Here is a basic carburetor, it can be cleaned, the main jet is the usual problem, or the needle valve and float stuck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Getting model number now.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only number s on it is that it was made in 2012. It's 205cc Intek 900.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Looks like this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would you recommend to pull the jets. Clean them. Or replace the carb. Any idea what expense would be? When I just tried to start it. If I tap on top of the carb lightly while I pull the cord it fires but won't maintain it or stay running.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

It can be cleaned, but a new carburetor is easier option, but either way, you are going to have to find the model number! Did the link I sent look like yours?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am looking for the owners Manuel. It resembles one in the second site has two upper intake hoses gas in an vacuum then the breather filter on the side bit has a governor on top that I didn't see in the photos.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My engine model number is (###) ###-####8.
Serial number is. 1203088832304
Briggs an Stratton
205cc Intek 900