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Doesn't seem to be getting steady fuel....worked while and

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doesn't seem to be getting steady fuel....worked for a while and now just lasts a few seconds a
then shuts off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Many times when this problem occurs, it is due either a clogged jet, or clogged fuel passage inside your carburetor. Did you leave gas inside your fuel tank over the summer months?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but it worked this morning ...now just works for a second or 2....what u think
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I believe your carburetor is partially clogged, and will need to be cleaned.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I would like to explain something about old fuel ...

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Gas will began to turn stale within thirty days, from date of purchase. Stale fuel will turn to gum and varnish, then eventually clog the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.