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I have a Stihl fs 110 trimmer and Yazoo mower with Briggs&Stratton

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I have a Stihl fs 110 trimmer and Yazoo mower with Briggs&Stratton 8.5hp engine and both quit working after 2-3 hrs of use (same day - one uses oil mix, the other just gas). Neither one will start now. Since the gas used in both was from the same source I'm assuming the problem is most likely the gas. My question is if that is the case, why did they both run for at least 2 hours before stopping?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
If Briggs engine won't start, does it have spark if you remove the spark plug and ground it? If it has spark we will assume it is a fuel problem, Try draining the carburetor float bowl and see if it has water in the bowl, from contaminated fuel. If you find water, then likley the trimmer has the same.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.
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