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My engine won’t start, comes close but nothing, I cit has…

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My engine won’t start...

My engine won’t start, comes close but nothing, I cit has gas’s, has oil, has a new spark plug...shut it off few month ago and now it won’t start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes all new

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I’d like to try

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

What do you think the problem is , and what do I take apart?

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

S​ounds like the carb jet is clogged and needs to be cleaned internally. I would suggest carb removal and good cleaning. Use a small wire and compressed air through all the jets

If you can spray fuel into the carb and/or cylinder and it will run briefly, you have a carb issue. You will need to remove the carb and clean it internally. The cause is a clogged jet, and it is not able to pull its own fuel to continue running. once carb is clean and free of debris in the jet(s), it should operate as normal.

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