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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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My mower starts but has no power at all when you open the

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hi my mower starts but has no power at all when you open the trottle it dies
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes and yes and no did not no there is a shutoff valve
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: maybe if it is easy or not if too technical
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Has not run in about two weeks due to repairs on the very old deck. don't think the fuel has ever been drained in it's life or the filter been cleaned but at times when cutting if the trottle is open too much it chokes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. So will it only run with choke?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No it will die if you open the choke / accelerator.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 2 months ago.

Sounds like a carburetor issue being it can only run with the choke closed