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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My Deere L130 won't start. This is a common problem that i

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My John Deere L130 won't start. This is a common problem that i have every year at the start of the season. I replaced both spark plugs.
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Customer: The engine cranks, but won't start.
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: Not sure. The fuel pump was replaced last year. Usually if I get it started the beginning of the year, it is okay. It always seems to be the first start of the year that is a problem.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Are you using a fuel stabilizer in your gas cans ? If not the gas may have went bad in the carburetor . You can try removing the air filter and pouring a tiny bit og gas down into the carburetor this will act as a prime and get it to start even if only for a few seconds

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did put stabilizer in the fuel. I can try to pour gas in the carburetor tomorrow. What is the easiest way to do that since the carburetor is on the front of the engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

You only want to put a tiny bit , remove the air filter and part of the housing should connect to the carburetor

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi have you been able to see if the engine would run with a shot of gas yet ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Been traveling for work all week. I will hopefully get a chance to try it tomorrow.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok let me know what you find