Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Did you clean your fuel tank, prior to putting on your new carburetor? Have you checked your oil level, and the condition of your oil? How long do you have to wait, before your engine will re-start, after it dies?
Thank you for this information. Let's try something for troubleshooting purposes. As your engine is shutting off, move your choke to either partial, or full choke position, to see if your engine will run longer.
If choking your carburetor does not make a difference as your engine is shutting off, remove the wire from your low oil shut off switch. We need to determine if your engine will run without this wire connected.
There is a possibility that your oil shut off switch could be intermittently working. Disconnecting your switch, will help to determine if it is at fault. Give it a try after you are off work.
Hello Jeb. I always recommend that a Low Oil Shut Down Switch be replaced, when at fault, but if you follow the statement you made above, you should be okay. Just remember to check your oil level, and the condition of your oil on a regular basis.
We can continue from here. Thanks!