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John Deere Gator won't start

Not sure what year model it is but it does have the Kawasaki FD620D-AS24 gas engine. It is new to me and I have not been able to get it started. I was told it was running and went to look at it and the starter solenoid was bad so I fixed that and it will turn over but won't start.

Both spark plugs are firing, the fuel pump is working,looking in the oil fill tube I can see the valves working up and down,it occasionall backfires through the muffler after choking.

After turning over for 10-15 sec with choke I can let it sit for 30-45 sec then it will try to hit immediately when I turn the key but then just whirls over like there is no gas in it. Also drained the carb and it semmed to have good clean fuel in it.

Don't really know what else to check. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Bill

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