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The first thing to look for is to make sure it is getting spark. You can buy a tester and attach it to the spark plug wire or you can take the plug out attach the plug wire back on, ground the plug against the engine and pull the rope. You should see a spark. If there's good spark the second thing may be your carburetor may need rebuilt. They have a diaphragm in them and after awhile they wear out. It's pretty simple to install, just pay attention as you take it apart. Make sure you draw a sketch of where the fuel lines are hooked up to.

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