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Honda Lawn Tractor 2216 won't start

Have had to return this machine to the 'professionals' to clean the carb twice within the last 6 weeks. Won't start today. Plenty of fuel running to the carb and a new battery. Can I clean the carb myself?

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If you have had to take it back twice, I would say they are not doing a very good job. I would clean out the fuel tank and if possible, install a good inline fuel filter between the tank and carb somewhere.
You can clean the carb yourself if you have some basic mechanical knowledge and metric tools. The main thing you need to do is remove the float bowl and clean it out, then remove the main jet from inside the center of the carb body and clean it out. Try to do this without removing the carb from the engine because getting it off the engine can be a tricky frustrating job if you don't know the little "tricks" to get the linkages disconnected

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