There's no primer or manual choke on that engine, correct? I'd try a few dozen more pulls after you filled it with fuel, just in case, and then pick up a can of starting fluid to spray in the air intake (a couple bursts should do it).
Interesting. Worth a try since they're cheapNew spark plug. I have a Craftsman pull start that sat in storage for 2 years. Wouldn't start when I got it out and I tried cleaning carb, etc....finally after 4 hours of messing with it, I went and got a new spark plug, started the first pull.
Neither, that is correct.
I'll try the fluid (which I have somewhere) but is it a good idea to empty the fuel at the end of the season or do you guys recommend a different method to store?
My guess based on experience with these engines is the auto-choke wax thermostat mechanism. TCW3 or any additive won't prevent this issue, it's a common failure on the newer auto-choke Hondas.Since I started using TCW3 in my fuel, I have never had a storage issue with my lawn and garden stuff, or motorcycles.
My guess based on experience with these engines is the auto-choke wax thermostat mechanism. TCW3 or any additive won't prevent this issue, it's a common failure on the newer auto-choke Hondas.
2-stroke oil also won't prevent storage problems. It will help, but I've had plenty of customers with 2-strokes that had varnished nasty fuel in them.
It's worked for me too. But I don't understand why.What's worked for me more than once is removing the air filter and as soon as it's started and running for 10+ seconds, snap it back in place.