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Bolens 2 cycle tiller will not start

Put in new plug, mixed new fuel. It is getting a spark and there is fuel going to carb. Will fire with primer but will not run. Have messed with idle speed screw. Could this have anything to do with not starting problem?
If so what is the best way to reset the idles screw.

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Improper adjustment is a possible problem. However could also be trash in carburetor. Adjustments can be tricky. Recommend a tech.

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