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Lawn mower does not start up

My 7-year old VICTA 2-stroke lawn mower doesn't start. I cleaned the air filter, no luck, cleaned the plug, no luck, changed the plug, still does not start. Checked the
spark plug and it was soaked with petrol. Cleaned the new plug, and it still does not start.
When I pull the cord, it sounds like it wants to start but it just will not start up. Please note: I have not been using it for long time since it stopped working a while back. I now want to see whether I can get it working again.
Any one can shed some light on this?

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Lots of thing can stop a victa working!!!!!!!!!. Ok your plug is wet. Turn the fuel off. R&R tank renew fuel(no more than a month old it goes stale)Check for spark, be very careful it could catch a light.
Get the new plug open the gap to about 5mm.earth the hex of the plug to the head, away from the plug hole ,the fuel will come out.
If it jumps gap when pulled it has enough spark to fire under load.If lots of fuel comes out its flooded.if so leave plug out remove a/f ,leave tap off, put throttle to full and pull till most fuel is gone.Refit plug and try. let me know how that goes. do this in well vented area. Fumes can build up in shed.

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