Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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It sounds like the engine is just not getting enough fuel to continue to run. It starts and burns out what has been primed into the carburetor and then can't pull enough fuel on its own to continue to run. The first thing that I would do is thoroughly clean the main jets for the carburetor. Depending on what engine is on this machine it is normally fairly easy to do. Remove the nut/bolt that holds the carburetor bowl on, this has your main jets in it, three holes. Make certain all of these holes are clean, two parallel to one another in the sides of the nut/bolt, one right down through the top center.
Not uncommon once you prime the machine, sometimes you will get a few drips out of the carburetor after priming.
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