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Ice Auger Gum Up Problems

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I have a 49cc Magnum III Plus auger with a Tecumsah engine & a Walbro carburator that sat all summer with gas in the tank. I am gearing up for the winter fishing season but I now have a problem getting fuel into the engine. When I try to start it up, there is no fuel going through the fuel line at all. I'm thinking that the fuel got all gummed up over the summer, any thoughts on how to fix this? I opened up the carburator but it looked clean. I didn't take it completely off, just opened up the choke flap but I did take a look at one of the gaskets and again, it all looked clean. Any suggestions? Thanks

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I believe there is a screen/filter in the gas tank on some of these augers. I would drain the gas out of the tank and spray some carb cleaner in the tank. I would unhook the gas line going to the carb.

I have the same auger. I drain the gas every year and run the engine till it dies.

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I just replied to your post in the Ice Forum.

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