Originally Posted by beneteau-500
I have the same 4hp engine
one thing with these engines for some unknown reason is the float valve jams fully open indicating fuel
bowel chamber is full i found by slightly moving the float pin over the one that the float swings on one way fixed the prob and the second prob it might be is the kill switch one way of testing this is to disconnect the white wire near spark plug
and see if she starts
I would second this and from what you were describing.
When you remove the drain on the bottom of the bowl, you should get more than a little bit of gas coming out, especially if the fuel
line is still attached.
If you carefully remove the float bowl, you can check the needle valve goes in and out when you raise the float up and down. blow in the fuel intake and lower the float down and you should hear air come through. Spray with B12 or other carb and choke cleaner while the bowl is in the down position and put back together.
Put your hand over the intake and pull once in order to pull gas into the bowl. Next choke it and start.
Use Seafoam in your tank. It does a good job at liquefying gunk.