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Model EG5000, one year old;last fire up in March, now it doesn't start. Has fresh gasoline

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I'm sure you primed it - or go get a can of ether spray in carburetor

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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    ariksamson Oct 28, 2012

    This model doesn't have a primer button, and the carburator is a closed unit, how would one spray ether into it?



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