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Alright i have a riding mower yardman and i poured some gas down under the air intake cover down some black hole right next to the air it wont start and nuthin will turn.just a click.

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The black hole is a crankcase vacume tube not a big deal there but i would check the battery connections and the battery. if you use gas directly in the carb to start it doesent take more than a tea spoon to do it you will flood the engine and drain you battery just trying to start it.

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