Well I took the carb apart and there is sand in the bowl. I tried to clean it out the best I could and put it back together. Now it will idle at 800 rpm, but it stalls about 10 seconds after I adjust it and it won't start unless I set the idle to a higher rpm. Before I could remove the idle screw and it still ideled at 2000rpm. It also dies after I rev it. It will idle at the higher rpm, I give hit the gas and it runs OK, it misses a llittle, and when I let off it dies.
The float level is good and it is getting enough spark, by the way. The carb sounds like it's coughing. It sounds like the dentist sucking the spit out of your mouth.
I take it apart again and start unscrewing what I think are the jets. The brass parts that unscrew with a flat head and have numbers on them. I unscrew one that is the farthest to the left, facing the engine, and there is anouther jet below it. I thought this was strange and I see that this jet is damaged on top and I can't unsrew it.
I bought this carb new a little over a year ago and have never had it apart. And everything worked great until a few weeks ago, so I don't think this was the problem.
I don't know what to do now. Napa has a rebuild kit for $47, but I've never rebuilt a carb before and I'm not even sure this will fix the problem. PLus I have this broken jet that will be a pain to get out. I did rebuild the bottom end 5 months ago, but It has been running great until now. I can get a new carb for $300 or take it to a shop.