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There isn't much information in that question. Is it cranking? If not, it could be battery, battery terminals, starter, keyswitch, neutral safety switch... who knows what else. If it's cranking but not catching, always go back tot he basics; compression, ignition and fuel. If any one of the three isn't there, it won't run. First and easiest, check the ignition. Find a spare sparkplug, pull a single plug wire from the engine, connect the sparkplug to the wire, lay the plug on a solid piece of metal and crank the engine to see if you have a good strong spark. If not, track it down. If you have spark, go on to fuel. Try a little starting fluid to see if you can get it to start briefly. If it starts with starting fluid you probably have a fuel delivery problem. If it won't start with starter fluid run a compression test.

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