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Unable to start Briggs and Stratton 6.5 Hp engine. If I

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Unable to start Briggs and Stratton 6.5 Hp engine. If I spray starter fluid into carberuator it will run for a bit. I have drained the tank of bad gas, put in fresh gas and cleaned the carberuator. It still will not stay running
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 4 months ago.

If it runs on starter fluid (Which you really shouldn't use), it means the engine is not getting fuel.

Since you have already cleaned the carb, and it still won't run, it means the carb is bad and needs to be replaced.

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