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Old 04-24-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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pretty sure my carburetor needs to be cleaned...lawn mower starts and putters out pretty quickly. not sure how to get to the carb though....



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Old 04-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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It's in the second photo, attached to the primer bulb. You might have to take off the flywheel shroud.

When I had that symptom it was particles in the gas tank.

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thanks!.....found these pics on another site that might help someone else in the future




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ok....now what?

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almost off


how do i remove fuel line? and there is one other piece

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Might have gotten by just removing the bowl and cleaning it out . The bowl is what was covering the float ( round brass piece hanging at the bottom of the carb. That and drain the tank of stale gas or debri. Fill with fresh gas. If not the carb may have to be more thoroughly cleaned.
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The fuel line should pull off. Look for clamps and if there aren't any then just try "wiggling" it. A pair of small pliers might also help. It could be crusty from sitting on there for years so don't worry about it if you break it - does not cost much to replace.

The other one looks like it migh be the throttle control. Look for a way to snake it through the loop it's attached to.
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In your last picture, is that a kink in your fuel line? Wonder what that would cause?
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The fuel line being kinked may be from the way he is holding the carb. THat or the hose is too short.
Does it run about the same length of time everytime before it quits? If so, how long does it run? Maybe just enough to run the prime out?

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