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I have a John Deere 160 and I think it is time to clean the carb. I want to do it right, does anyone know of a video I can watch? The engine won't start and it was gradually getting worse. It was starting if I removed the air cleaner but not now. I have replaced the spark plug and the gas filter and checked the timing pin.

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I hope this helps
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