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manually put fuel into cylinder and see if it fires. If so, clean carb and reinstall
If you are spraying carb and it is still not starting, you have a fire issue, compression issue, or timing issue. Have you checked the machine for spark? When it last ran, did you have any back firing issues?
I would check the spark or possibly the valve adjustments. It seems as though your timing may be off. If that doesn't work, I will opt out and let another expert try to help you
Pull the ground wire off of coil and try to start. If it starts, replace coil. If not, try cleaning and re-gap the coil.
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