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My sprayer/washer 900 Series will start but not stay running

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My sprayer/washer 900 Series will start but not stay running help
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Engine dies ? How long does it run? How long before it restarts? This is Briggs 900 series engine?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Cleaned all fuel lines and rebuilt carburator, new spark plug, and new airfilter, runs for about 5 seconds, wait 3 to 5 minutes does the same thing
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Was the needle valve in carburetor, an all metal needle or a needle with a rubber tip? Sounds like there is not enough fuel coming into the float bowl to keep engine running.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It is an all metal needle
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The gas cap is not correct one and doesnt fit properly
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Gas cap will not cause this. But when you replaced the needle , did you replace the rubber seat in the upper housing it seats on? Did you get it all the way in? I use a drill bit to push it into the housing until it bottom.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No could'nt get it out left the old one in, I replaced everything esle,I can take it apart again and try and pelace it if you think that would cause the problem.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

The rubber seat swells from ethanol in the fuel. nd that plugs the small hole, not letting enough fuel through. Use a small screwdriver or wire till you get it out, usually in pieces, clean the hole and the passage, then install the new seat, and be sure it goes all the way in to the shoulder it seats on.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok will do, I'll give it a try,thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

I bet that will fix it! Thanks.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Did you get the carburetor fixed?