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A Tecumseh model MS40-55265A there is spark, it hasn't run

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A Tecumseh model MS40-55265A there is spark, it hasn't run in a few years, the carb was removed cleaned and replaced. it will not start, the spark plug will get wet, it may cough once or twice, but that's it. What can you suggest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

when you said carb removed and cleaned

how was it cleaned , let me know,Please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was dismantled put into a tank of Gunk carburetor and parts cleaner for three days then removed sprayed thoroughly with berkebile .gum cutter for carburetors and then reassembled
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

some folks just spray with carb cleaner

thinking this cleaned it

I always suggest to disassemble and boil in a pot of hot water for

15-20 min, this will melt the gum,and clean the jets

I believe you still have a jet that is clogged or the float bowl is

too high , too much gas getting into the cylinder

I hope this helped you