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I've got gas (mixture) but it will not start. I haven't changed the spark plug yet but it will be done today. I took the sparkplug out and then plugged it in and tried starting it to see if it had a spark. is this the way to see if I have spark? Also, when I push the prime, the button is clear. should I see actual fuel being sucked into there? Maybe the lines are clogged? This unit is practically new, so i'm kind of upset about it. I'm somewhat mechanically inclined but I could really use some help rather than tear the unit apart. Please get back to me. I really really really appreciate it! Thank you so much. Colby

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Spray some ether (starting fluid) in the carb
If it starts you have a fuel problem if not more likely an ignition issue.
Pressing the primer bulb you should see gas flow through both lines if not it could be a clogged filter located at the end of one of the hoses inside the fuel tank, or a leak that doesn't allow the primer to draw gas.
Dirty gas plays havoc on small carbs.
I've fixed a number of "non-starters" by removing and disassembling the carbs and soaking them in clean gas for 10 minutes then blowing out the ports with small engine carb cleaner

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