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Trouble in NY!

I have a compact 22" and a storm heading my way,and I went out to the shed pulled her out , and guess what,it wont start! Just got it last year..so I need help!
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When was the last time it ran?
Did you drain the gas over the summer?
If not, did you use fuel stabilizer over the summer?
Does it have a gas shut off valve? if so, are you sure its open?
Check the wire at the spark plug to make sure it's attached.
Do you have the choke "on" when trying to start?

those are some of the basics to start with..
run through those things, then let us know where things stand..

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How fresh is the gas? Last year? Last summer? Last month? If the gas isn't fresh, try draining the tank and carb, then refill with fresh from the pump!
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Agree with what has been posted, try pushing the carb drain to ensure its getting s proper amount a fuel.
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When was the last time it ran?
Did you drain the gas over the summer?
If not, did you use fuel stabilizer over the summer?
Does it have a gas shut off valve? if so, are you sure its open?
Check the wire at the spark plug to make sure it's attached.
Do you have the choke "on" when trying to start?

those are some of the basics to start with..
run through those things, then let us know where things stand..

Scot
After this check for spark. If it's getting spark it's pretty sure to be fuel related. Let us know what you find.

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3 major things needed .spark ,compression, and fuel .more than likely its fuel related .on a stubborn small engine I will take the plug out an either replace it with s new or clean the old one an pour a fairly small amout of fresh fuel down the cylinder an replace the plug an give it a good pull.as long as I know the motor still has good compression .if the carb gummed up than definitely will need a good cleaning even just soaking the carb over night in kerosene can do the trick usually.
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You can try a little hot start spray... Often that will get things going enough to clear up a minor fuel issue. Fuel stabilizer is a must.
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