Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
What engine is this? Single cylinder or twin? The solenoid in the carburetor is the anti backfire solenoid, and it plugs the main jet in the carburetor when it is closed. It has to be fully open at all times the key is on. It has to have 12 volts to work.
Service manual link above. It shows the carburetor and solenoid valve. You may not be getting fuel to the carburetor, or the needle valve and float may be plugged.
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