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Curtis B.
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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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I just bought my lawnmower briggs & stratton 450 series and

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I just bought my lawnmower briggs & stratton 450 series and only used it twice. Its not starting now, can you give me ideas of what might be the problem?
Thanks
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Hello, remove the gas cap and look inside the tank for signs of dirt or possibly beads of water
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
If it only runs when priming there is a fuel or carb problem.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It clear, no dirt. It doesn't start even when I prime it
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Remove the air filter and check to see if the primer is shooting fuel into tube when pushed.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Have you checked the plug? It may be soaked.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
When I push the button it does not shoot the fuel
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
The carb has a blockage. Try this, with air filter off and safety/ shut off handle held by someone add a few drop of fuel into the carb and start engine b ut hold the palm of your hand over the opening to act as a choke. Lift hand enough to keep running and maybe it will clear. If not the fuel tank and carb need removed to clean.