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My troy built gas power lawn mover 2 years old starts running

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my troy built gas power lawn mover 2 years old starts running fine, but sputters and stops inabout 5 minutes. It will restart then stops again. I have fresh gas in it, clean filter, new sparkplug and same results. Any suggestions?
I live in north lower MI, not close to any town.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answer, it Def sounds like you have a carburetor issue , did you put the additive directly in the owes gas tank ? . At this point I would remove and clean the carburetor with a spray carburetor cleaner, and drain the tank . This will eliminate any possibility of water being in the bowl , it being gummed up etc .
This link will help with cleaning the carb
https://youtu.be/s7Mxp1X7BnU