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Snapper riding lawn mower will not start

I cleaned the carburetor and put in a new spark plug and still won't start. There's fire getting to the plug. What could it be?

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If you have good spark and the carb is clean what kind of shape is the fuel in your mower?

You might want to empty the fuel system out completely and let it dry out to remove any water that may have accumulated in the tank.

Have you tried putting a splash of fuel into the carb and trying to start it?

If it starts on a splash of fuel you still might have a blocked main jet or stuck fuel float.

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