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Old 04-05-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Bolens mower starts, then dies


The engine is a B&S 4-stroke with no throttle. I bought it last year late in the summer and it has been used for only a few hours. If I prime the engine, then pull, the engine will run for a moment and die. I can repeat this cycle every time. If I have someone push the priming bulb right after it starts, it will run a moment longer before dying. That seems to tell me it's not getting fuel. I attribute this to me leaving old gas without stabilizer in it over the winter. I am going to try cleaning the carb with carb cleaner and checking the spark plug, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Fouled/clogged fuel filter and/or line I would guess.
Check air filter as well.

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I cleaned the foam air filter, as it was covered with sludge in the openings. I did find out that you're actually supposed to have a little (clean) oil in these to help catch the dirt, so I'll be putting a little 30 weight back in.

This is a push mower; if there's a fuel filter, I don't know where it is. Neither the Bolens nor the B&S manuals that came with the mower mention it.
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A little Gumout sprayed into the carb did the trick.
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