model # 143986714
5.5HP honda OHV engine
we just picked one up and it will not start. previous owner said it has not been used in about a year as all of a sudden it would not stay running. has a gravity fed carb. the prime button does not seem to spray any fuel in the carb. when the PO sprayed some brake cleaner into the carb it would fire and run and then die.
we have removed the plug and verified spark is there. we removed the fuel bowl and the float looks ok along w/ we cleaned out the varnish from the bowl. the little screen in the fuel line seems to flow fine and not be clogged.
one of the bolts was missing for the intake pipe off the car and we put in a new one so if there was an air leak there should not be anymore
anything else we might be missing? we still need to pull the carb off and see about cleaning it out. do ya'll have any links or how to's? i am sure it is basic but it never helps to have a helping hand @ a what should be simple no start issue
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