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Old 05-31-2011, 10:40 PM   #16
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Ding Ding... you are the thread winner!!
Actually, when we did our lawn-mowing service, we ran 10% ethanol in all of our mowers for years (state mandate that all gas had 10% ethanol), and it never affected them in any negative way.


It sounds to me like the OP has a dirty carb. The tiny orifices in those small engine carbs are extremely sensitive to any little bits of dirt, rust, or grass.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:41 PM   #17
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Followup to my situation....pulled the carb apart like I'd done once or twice last year....but this time I soaked the parts in B-12 Chemtool which was recommended to me. Soaked them like 48 hours or so. Put everything back together and she's been running like a champ for the past two months or so. Also changed another thing. Started using a 2 gal plastic gas can instead of the old surplus jerry cans I have. So those could be the culprit but I'm guessing it was more like the B-12 Chemtool cleaning that did the trick.
Guess I should have read this post before commenting on the last one.

Is there a gas-line filter on your mower? If not, it might be a good idea to install one. That'll keep little tiny "bits & pieces" out of your carb, where the stuff will plug the orifices.
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