Got a 2 year old wacker, never used, won't start..

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mrusk, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    I picked up a brand new wacker 1550 off a guy that bought it 2 years ago and NEVER used it. I got it for a steal. It just won't start. It has not been started in 2 years. What do you recomend me doing. Changing the plug? Draining the carb and all the gas?

  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,957


    Gas will go stale in a lot less time than two years. You might want to clean the carb also as well as chance the plug. First thing to check is the spark.
  3. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Clean the fuel system, check for spark, if need be, rebuild the carb, and put fresh fuel in.
  4. CCWKen

    CCWKen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    A steal to the buyer is usually a relief for the seller. There's a reason it hasn't been used in a two years. If it had gas in it for two years and not used, the seller couldn't get it started either.

    Check the usual--Gas, air and spark.

    DB COOPER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    go get a echo.they run forever.

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