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Used tiller won't start have the 274479 7 hp Briggs. Suspect

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Used tiller won't start have the 274479 7 hp Briggs. Suspect need carburetor kit.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Bought 1996 Troy-built tiller it this winter. It was running at that time. Replaced splug and gas. Would part ethanol gas cause problem?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Yes the ethenol in the gas can cause a carburetor to gum up or the gas start breaking down within 3 months .
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Try removing the air filter and spraying a little gas in the carburetor, if it starts momentarily then you know the carburetor either has bad gas in the bowl or is gummed up