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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 model 118400 engine will start and run fine one

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My model 118400 engine will start and run fine for about one minute then shut down. I can start it again, same result. oil level is ok. gas is ok. spark plug is ok. air filter is ok. what's up?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Have you removed the carburetor float bowl and checked it for debris? With bowl off also check the fuel flow through the needle valve.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lms_carb.asp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no. will do so now and get back
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
removed float bowl. no debris. fuel flow ok.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I assume it starts right back up? That makes it a fuel problem. I would suggest removing the carburetr and cleaning all the passage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes it starts then quits. will remove carb and clean. may take a while. will write back.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
done. no help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am going to take my unit to a local engine repair shop. thanks for trying. will you still charge my credit card?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I just try to answer questions, you will need to contact site about billing.