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WILL NOT START UNLESS I PUT GAS OR STARTING FLUID IN CARBURETOR RUNS BUT WILL NOT IDLE CUTS OFF.

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You need to pull the fuel line from the carburetor and watch for fuel flow as someone cranks over the engine. Sounds as though the pump has gone out or possibly just blown a fuse.

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