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Honda mower with GXV140 engine

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I have the same problem, i was recently given a Honda HR1950 QX mower, the mower has only been used about three times in its life and has sat around a dusty warehouse for the past 6years, the fuel has been changed recently but it just wont fire up, i have replaced the spark plug taken the carb apart which there was some rust in the bottom of the carb bowl, fuel is getting into the carb but doesnt seem to be getting into the cylinder head, do you think there is a blockage somewhere in the carb? i have ordered a new replacement carb today so fingers crossed this will solve the problem. Your thoughts on this will be much appreciated.

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A new carburetor will definately help. The old carburetor may have some ports still clogged. I would also spray some penetrating oil in the spark plug hole to help loosen up the rings on the piston. It may smoke alittle when you fist start it up. Plus try some "engine start" spray, to see if the engine will crank.

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Undoubtedly clogged ports in the old carb. Too bad you already ordered a replacement. You could easily clean the old one out and be back in business. Can of spray cleaner and some fine wires are all you would need.

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