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I have a Tmech 50QT-2 scooter (Chinese type). The scooter revs when using the electronic start button and or the kick start but it will not actually start. just bought a new battery for it and the problem is still there. I am by no means a mechanic but I don't have the money to take it to a shop. If anyone has any ideas please let me know thank you.

P.S it has gas and I bought it brand new in 2013 Also a few times it did turn over but then a few seconds later it dies.

What could the problem be?

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    What could the problem be? Chinese low cost manufacturing. – Moab May 4 '16 at 21:48
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    did the scooter sit for an extended period of time (couple of months or longer) before this issue? – DucatiKiller May 4 '16 at 21:53
  • As long as the engine still has compression, I would say there is a 90% chance the issue is the carburetor. Can you try some starting fluid or spray some gas in the carb? Can you verify the choke is working? – rpmerf May 5 '16 at 10:51
  • Figured it out I guess after letting it sit for a while water must have got into the fuel tank... I cleaned the tank of the old fuel and put in New fuel so now it starts and runs as long as I rev it but when I let go of the throttle it dies down and shuts off... It won't stay running by itself. Is it because it Sat so long? – user17180 May 7 '16 at 1:33
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