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I changed the gas and replaced the spark plug. The oil is fine as the mower is onlty 4 month old. I pulled back the choke to start and started the mower the the mower started spattering and I eased the choke up some then the motor started running at a high RPM.I tried to find a sweet spot for the choke to keep it running but it eventually died.This happens every time I start it. This is a Yard Machine product.
It runs at a really high RPM when the choke if off and then it dies. The exhaust is clean.If I wait a few minutes, it will start again and the cycle begins.
The high rpm's is a problem. There should be a governor spring that controls a linkage attached to the carburetor. take a close look, see if you can find any problems there. Has the spring been moved? Do all linkages/ moving parts seem to move freely?