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Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. After your engine finally start up, will it continue to run, to your satisfaction, up until you shut it off? Can you get the model, type, and code numbers from your engine for me?
No problem. What about the performance of your engine, once it starts?
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Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. When you are back at the location of your mower, check to see if your choke is fully closing. Due to your engine running fine, once it starts up, I am lead to believe that your choke is at fault, and is the source of our problem.
Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can?
Are you saying that your choke has to be closed for your engine to continue to run??
Your choke cable may have been adjusted incorrectly since before you purchased your mower.
Sometimes, although your choke lever is in full choke position, does not always confirms that the choke valve on your carburetor is fully closed. Especially if your choke cable has slipped, or is not properly adjusted.
I would like for you to try something, when you are at your mower again ...
Instead of using your choke, remove your air filter housing, and your air filter, then spray a small burst of carburetor cleaner directly into your carburetor. Let's see if your engine will start up immediately. If so, then I would check to see if the choke is fully closing.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Awesome! Thanks for checking this for me. This strengthens my belief that your choke is at fault.
The starting fluid served as your choke ...