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Lawnmower wont start

I have a Yard Machine by MTD , changed spark plug and it still wont start, what next

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Air filter filled with dirt or debris Replace or clean air filter

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You can make sure your carburater is clean. Clean the filter. Some time you can get a enpty coffee can and pour some gas in it and rinse the filter out repeatedly. Check the oil also that should get you back on the green..............: )

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