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Fairly New Honda Lawnmower won't start


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04-22-10, 05:11 PM   #1  
Fairly New Honda Lawnmower won't start

Hi Out there,
This is my 1st posting. I have a fairly new Honda Lawnmower, maybe 4 years old. A year and a half ago I hired a gardener because of my work load. Last week I had to let the gardener go. At 1st I was pretty carefull about keeping the lawnmower covered up. It's been kept outside, and during the yesr and a half it's been rained on quite a bit, and will not even come close to starting. Doe's anyone have advise on how to go about doing whats needed to get this thing running again.
I did not turn the gas off and run the carb. dry when I last used it. I plan on replacing the spark plug today, and then if needed take the carb. off and spray carb. cleaner in it. Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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04-22-10, 05:33 PM   #2  
New spark plug,(Champion) drain the old gas out & start with fresh gas. Gas goes stale in 30 days. Dump the old gas in you car's gas tank. It will mix with the new gas and burn.

 
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04-22-10, 10:08 PM   #3  
I have had and now have a Honda lawnmower and this is one of the only problems I have ever had with the Honda. The carb is a weak spot on them. If you are going to let it sit for over 2 weeks then you need to turn off the gas and run the carb dry.

 
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