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Plugs fouling out

It appears that my plugs are fouling out (damp with gas) on my 12 year old 22 hp V-Twin B&S keeping it from starting. I have had not a lick of problems with this motor, it appears to have plenty of compression when turning th motor over and placing my hand over the open air intake. I'm hoping this is an easy fix rather than loading my mower up driving 30 miles into town, waiting a week or two and paying someone to diginose something I could have easily replaced myself had I known what part was the problem. Any suggestions?
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Benny from Missouri

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It sounds like you may have water collected in the carb bowl. the fuel gets diluted to the point that the engine won't run and yet when you pull the plug it is wet with the diluted fuel. Drop the carb bowl and see if water is in it or if you have a drain plug just drain it. Check the fuel tank to see if there is water in it also and drain and clean if nesecarry. The water comes from condensation.

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