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You have to pump the gas pedal to start the engine.

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I assume it's an engine with a carburetor on it. Call around to a few auto parts places and see if they can recommend anyone to rebuild your carb. After 20 or 30 years of dust, dirt and grime building up I'm sure it's ready for a thorough cleaning.

If you don't have the money for that go to an auto parts store and buy a can of Seafoam. Read the directions on the back and follow them to a "T". It's a fantastic problem and may cure your problem. The can runs about $10 or so.

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