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I replaced my 2 fuel lines, and it still wont start, also replaced gas plunger, and put in new sparkplug. can you help i dont have a manual

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Does it have spark to the plug? Does the cylinder seem to have compression? If you spray a small amount of starter fluid into the throat of the carburator ,does it attempt to start then? 

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You dont need a manual. you need competent troubleshooting knowledge.

do you have an ignition spark? if you do then it will fire up on WD40 or StartingFluid sprayed in the opened carb. if it does and you have a clean fuel supply flow. clean the carb paths.

If no ignition spark present, check wiring, meter the coil for possible open circuit,

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