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What is the part that holds the bowl on the carb it has an electrical wire coming out of it

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It is a solenoid that has a plunger on it that stops fuel from entering carb when unit is shut off.

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First, check for spark. Pull the plug and attach the plugwire. Touch the threads to metal on the engine and pull the rope. If there isno spark, check to make sure the coil ground wire (found under the engineshroud attached to the side of the coil) is not grounded somewhere. To checkthe coil, pull off the engine shroud (also known as the blower housing), thenpull the thin black wire (not the thick black wire that connects to the plug) offthe side of the coil. This is the kill wire. Using the above procedure, checkagain for spark. If there is no spark, replace the coil. If there is spark,your problem is in the engine shut off circuit. The kill wire is grounding outsomewhere.
Note that over 90% of no start conditions on small engines are caused by fuel starvationand not lack of spark. Tecumseh's are notorious for having carb problems. Ifyour engine has a carb with a plastic float bowl, remove the bowl and clean itout and then replace the two O-rings in the bowl. One goes behind the drainscrew (or fuel shut off solenoid in some cases) and the other goes on thestand-pipe that protrudes out of the bowl. You can find a breakdown of the carbat a place like e Replacement Parts, etc. Look at the breakdown and you willsee the O-rings, stand pipe, and two springs, which must go back in the bowl inthe correct order.

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Check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark, the the problem is fuel related. If your carbs have an electrical solinoid below the bowl, unplug the wire connection and THEN unscrew the solenoid. There maybe a fiber gasket, be careful not to tear it. Unscrew the solenoid and check to see if clean fuel comes out of the bowl. If no fuel comes out, you have to clean the carb bowl and the jet. If clean and FRESH gas does come out of the bowl, then the (fuel shut off) solenoid is stuck in the OFF position. (the alcohol in our gas causes these solenoids to rust and stick) Buy a new solenoid.
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You should remove the bowl jet *(should actually be the bolt that holds on the bowl) and wire brush it clean and then run a fine piece of wire strand through the jets. One of those openings is very tiny.
It is located at the top of the threads and you will need a tiny piece of wire strand to clear this. When you have cleared this and the two bigger openings at the bottom of the bolt put it back in and see if she primes. The primer just puts a raises the air pressure inside the bowl so fuel flows up the main jet. So a blocked main jet will prevent priming and running at anything above idle speed.

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