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Yard machine 139cc ohv. wont turn over. cleaned carb and bowl. bowl gets gas but gas wont get into carb . think poss vacuum problem

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Clean the brass bolt very well that holds the bowl on the carb. Pay very close attention as their are some very small holes in the smooth part of the bolt near the top, as well as the bottom. Use NO metal objects to clean this bolt.It is the main jet of the carburetor also. Once cleaned properly, your fuel flow into carburetor and engine should be restored.

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If there is a fuel bowl on the carb take that off and clean it out. There also should be a fuel jet possibly in the bolt that holds the bowl on. Make sure you blow them out and are clean. Make sure your gasket is replaced properly when reassembly.
You could run carb cleaner through it as well. Dirty carb sounds like your problem.

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Evan though you cleaned the bowl, the float isn't "floating" correct in the bowl to raise the needle for gas to flow into the carb. The float and needle can be replaced. When you prime an engine the gas shoots straight to the carb. As when the engine is running the floating goes up and down to raise the needle for gas to flow.

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The engine star however is lack of pawer and soon stop


Drain the fuel system completely into a glass bowl and let it stand for about an hour. Look at the fuel and see if you notice a layer of water at the bottom. If there is two layers in the bowl...you have water in the carb!

You should expell all the bad fuel and dispose of at a gas station that reclaims bad gas and oil.

Get a new clean sealable gas can and some fresh fuel and go from there.

Good luck and be careful

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