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This is a CH18S I bought in 1996. Yesterday we shut it off

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This is a CH18S I bought in 1996. Yesterday we shut it off for an hour and could not restart it. It spins the starter well, fires up well, but then dies only a moment after I release the starter switch. The problem is the same this morning.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.

From what you have described, this is pointing towards a carb issue. It sounds like you may have a small piece of debris clogging a carb jet. If it were me doing the work, I would remove the carb and clean internally. Make sure to clean all jets with cleaner and also use air compressor to blow out the carb and jets.

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