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Toro Recycler with Techumseh enging will not start

It is 3 years old, 6.5 hp, manual start. Not a 2 pull performer. Spark plug is wet with gasoline. Has compression, gas, and spark. I am at 6700 feet elevation. Perhaps I need smaller carb jets? Also, I have NEVER had good results with Champion spark plugs. This will be my first try to resolve the problem. I only use the mower 2 or 3 times a year. Gas is fresh.

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Make sure it can breath. Check the airfilter element. If its oil soaked replace it. Sounds like this engine cannot breath. This engine is set ,there are not jets to replace. Champion Plugs are not the problem FIRE IS FIRE . Fresh Gas if it aint less than 30 days old it aint fresh. Todays designer fuel goes stale quickly.

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