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First, drain the gas and put fresh in. Stale gas will not burn well. It may have varnish in the carburetor from the old gas as well. If you can get it to start (even if it's by spraying fuel in where the air cleaner is) it may clean itself out. If it runs but not well then, try a gum remover such as Seafoam or Gumout. Good luck, and next year drain the gas before storage or treat it with sta-bil.

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