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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My lawn mower will start but then stops almost immediately.

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My lawn mower will start but then stops almost immediately. Any suggestions??
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 years ago.
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curtis b :

Is this rider or push mower? How long has problem been going on?

curtis b :

Was it run low on oil? When it stops, will it refire immediatly?

curtis b :

If push mower, does it have a float bowl on the carburator that you can remove and check the needle valve and seat?

JACUSTOMER-ux9iwypr- :

It is a push mower and this is the first use that I noted the problem. To my knowledge it was not run low in oil. It refires immediately most of the time but not all of the time.

JACUSTOMER-ux9iwypr- :

I don't know what a float bowl is.

curtis b :

The float bowl would be the bottom of the carburator. If I had the sears number example 912-88999, I could see what carb you have, but here is a site with a basic carb. http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lmt_carb.asp