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It will start but wont keep running

I have tryied replacing the gas and put a gas water remover in

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Tip all the gas out.drain the carbie bowl.put fresh fuel in.drain the carbie bowl till fresh fuel comes thru,retry starting.put a new spark plug in

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Hello, W/D here.

Look for a plug on the bottom of the carburetor. Crack it open and drain the water off until you get good gas. If you don't get gas reasonably quickly, try tapping on the side of the carburetor to free it up. If this doesn't help, you may need to disassemble and clean the carburetor.

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