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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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My engine will crank on the first pull, after I hit the primer

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My engine will crank on the first pull, after I hit the primer button 3 times, it will run for a few seconds then die !! If I take the breather off and hold my hand over the carb intake it will stay running . Whats up???
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Customer: Fine , trying to cut this grass !!!
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Customer: My mower won`t stay running. It wiil crank on the first pull but only run for a few seconds, I think its scared of grass ???
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Customer: I can take the air filter off and hold my hand over the carb and it will run longer, Fresh gas
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Many times this is an indication that your carburetor is starving for fuel. You will likely need to give your carburetor a really good cleaning.

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