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I have new 24 hp briggs bought new online a two years ago just got mower back together crank over does not start, took plugs out and pour gas on piston runs for a second then dies, gas then starts running out muffler

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March 2013 family DBSXS.7242VA

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In the carburetor is fuel solenoid, it has to open the fuel to the mainjet when key is turned on. Do you have 12 volts to it, with key on, and is it opening?

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Gas out the muffler would indicate the float is stuck in the carburetor an is not closing the needle valve passage. .

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Engine model number? Example 44W777-0123-B1

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