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Sounds like you have a dirty and/or sticking float in the carb. Obviously you have gas flowing out of the tank. but not from carb to engine. This engine is used in dirt so the fuel system is especially suseptible to dirt, especially if you haven't changed your air filter very much. Easy easy and inexpensive fix...usually free if you have some basic tools. Remove the bottom of the float bowl (and be prepared to shut fuel off) and look in the bottom of it. If you can see visible dirt then clean out your carb with some good carb cleaner. The float should fall freely to the down position and fuel should be coming out as it is a gravity feed system (since you said hose goes from tank to carb there is no fuel pump). Shut off fuel, remove fuel hose from carb and blow air through the fuel port with the float bowl still off. This should help get any dirt out of that part of the system. At this point you can put the float bowl back on, fuel hose back on and fuel turned back on and try to start. If you still get nothing, you will need to completely remove the carb and do a cleaning job at the prots and adjustment screws. Depending on how old this motor is, this would be a good time to invest $20-$30 to get a carb rebuild kit and replace all gaskets and seals...doing this also gives you a chance to do a deep cleaning. Good luck, this project should take roughly 1 hr to do completely
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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