Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Are you familiar with checking for spark to your spark plug? We need to determine if you are getting a spark, as you are waiting the necessary five minutes for your engine to restart.
Do you have to replace your spark plug each time, or only clean it?
Does your engine smoke during the times when it is running like a champ? Have you checked your air filter?
Thank you for this information. Based upon what we have covered thus far, I believe your carburetor is at fault, and will need to be cleaned.