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I have a Troy-bilt Squall 2100, I baught it last year and

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I have a Troy-bilt Squall 2100, I baught it last year and used it a half dozen times with no issues. I got it out of the shed last weekend and haven't been able to start it? It has an electric start, I primed it 3 times moved the chock over and it just runs but never chatches or turns over? primed it two more times nothing? moved the clutch to half way, nothing? Don't know whats up? Water in the gas that was left in from last year??
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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 does sound like there is a fuel issue but probably not water. Most of the time when fuel is left sitting that long it will no burn properly therefore you need to get the old fuel out of the carburetor and fuel tank and get some fresh fuel in there. You may even need to clean the carburetor jets since they can become stopped up from the old fuel it develops a varnish when sitting that long. You could try spraying some carburetor cleaner or a little bit of fuel directly into the throat of the carburetor and see if the machine will at least start on it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I will try that and let you know.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Let me know what happens.