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Replace the needle valve and seat in the carburetor.
What make and model of engine is it?
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I was able to "trick it" into starting and actually mowed until the gas ran out. After I added more gas it ran out the filter.
Replace the needle valve and seat. See attached link
Sorry for the delay, these were the pictures I was looking for.
I am assuming the INLET needle valve (please continue below), and there is a "seat" inside the carburator that must be worn.
The bowl "nut" on my engine also has a needle that screws from the bottom of the nut into the bowl nut. It has a spring as a "tensioner" I think. The nut does have the 4 holes that the link showed. What would be a good "starting position" for this?
I appreciate the time you have spent in trying to help me. I asked additional questions that you didn't answer. I have also (after two attempts) to locate a valve and seat......did you know they only sell in complete sets, so i have to spend money on parts i won't use.
i am going to attempt to reassemble with the new seat. Answer my other question (previously posted) and let me see if this works.
You've earned your money, but i have not been completely "sold" on the process.
The needle valve and seat can be purchased separately. Here is a link to the needle valve and seat.
What did I not answer for you?