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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Hi Pearl
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Customer: I have an MTD tractor with a Briggs and Stratton 42E707-2631E1 engine. Unfortunately mice got in my shed and nested in the engine cover. I found out when I was running the mower and it all of a sudden stalled. I cleaned it out and then the engine sputtered with the air filter installed. I replaced it and it still sputters when installed but runs fine without the filter. Any advice?
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Customer: Yes. They chewed through the fuel line and I replaced it.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. You can try replacing the filter first , what condition is the filter in ? .
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.
If it does it with a new filter the carb may be the issue , when they start to get blocked they will die under the restricted air flow