Engine Will Not Start

Reasons an engine may not start: 
  • Check the gas and oil levels. 
  • Make sure the kill switch is set to "off" 
  • Check the choke settings 
  • Flooded engine 
  • Loose spark plug wire 
  • Air filter that is clogged or wet (check the filter often, a dirty or wet filter can interfere with engines performance or even prevent it from starting) 
  • Throttle cable is grounding to engine stop terminal 
  • Drained batter or failing start switch 
  • Stale fuel: Gasoline can go stale within 60 days. Stale gas will leave gummy deposits that clog the carburetor, meaning a carburetor may require a soaking in a carburetor cleaner. 
  • Warning: Remove all the rubber pieces including the throttle shaft seal (o-ring) before soaking Replace gaskets and reinstall the carburetor.