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Startinng I have cleaned the carbs and now im not getting fuel to the carbs gas. Fuel is flowing from the tank. I checked that first. I also opened the drain on the carbs but no fuel is draing out. Sprayed some starting fuel in the breather and it will start.Why is their no fuel in the carbs? and how do I get this thing started?

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