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I ran my mower out of gas and I know I had some water in the tank. I filled it wirh gas and 350 ml of isopropyl yesterday and it still won't start today. It fired up twice yesterday but stopped right away. I ran the battery down again this morning and it never fired. I have put a new plug in, and drained the sediment bowl on the carb twice? Any ideas?

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Your condition sounds like a particle may be plugging the carb. IF you have good fuel flow to the carb, then take the carb apart and blow out any passageways. While there, drain all fuel and put in new fuel.

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