Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Our problem is very likely carburetor related. How old is the fuel you are using?
Thanks for your reply. Are you familiar with removing the fuel/float bowl from your carburetor?
Ok. If you remove the nut/bolt that secures your fuel bowl to the body of your carburetor, you will see some small holes in your bowl nut/bolt.
Use a small wire to clean the holes in your bowl nut really well. Also clean your fuel bowl, then try starting your engine again. Let's see if this helps ...
Is your engine a Briggs & Stratton 205 cc engine? I am referring to the bowl that holds your gas. The bolt that you removed, should have some very small holes in it. You can use a twist tie from a loaf of bread, to clean these holes.
Bowl Nut - Click Here
We can continue from here. Thanks!
Very good! I would put a fuel additive called Mechanic In A Bottle inside your fuel tank. It works really well, and it is designed to clean your carburetor, without you having to remove it.
Mechanic In A Bottle - Click Here
Please click on the link above, to take a look at it. You can purchase a bottle at Sears, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, etc.
You are very welcome! I hope all continues to go well for you.