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Engine will fire but not run but a few seconds

Squirt fuel in and it will run but not keep running when not squirting

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The main fuel jet in the carburetor is probably blocked. You can disassemble the carb and remove the bowel and use a very fine wire to poke through the jet. Use spray Carb cleaner also to make sure no gunk is in there. Reassemble and all should be well

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