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I have a Craftsman 6.75 Eager-1 gas mower. It starts up, sputters

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I have a Craftsman 6.75 Eager-1 gas mower. It starts up, sputters smoke and then immediately quits. I tried 6-8 times, but it keeps quitting on me. Usually it does this the first couple of tries, but then starts fine. It has enough gas and oil looks ok. Can you advise what could be the problem.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Try draining the carburetor bowl. it may have a drain plug, if nt you will have to loosen the bowl bolt and let the fuel drain, it may have water in the bowl , keeping the gas from getting in!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lms_carb.asp
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
See link.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
where do I find the carburetor bowl
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
did you see the link? It is under the air cleaner.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lms_carb.asp
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I see the link now. will try it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
OK>