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Briggs engine/ genreator

Started fine first pull generator sat for a long time. generator does not work repaired generator part then tested by pulling on engine ran fine generater worked fine also. set over night and it wont start. replace old gas with new gas and still won't start? what could it be?

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Change spark plug and add small amount of starting fluid to breather pull with all settings in proper place if it is going to start it will or you have other problems

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