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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 have sears mower model 917-312711, i swas mowing. it

Customer Question

i have sears mower model###-##-####
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: i swas mowing. it stopped. i put in gasoline, and now i can get it to keep running. i pull cord and about every t6=7 times it stafrts, just for a moment, then stops. i've gone thru this several times. my theory is: a bit o water in the fuel? spark plug?
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: it began yesterday while i was mowing. i thought it was out of fuel, so i added. now it starts but just for a moment, then stops. water in the gas? spark plug worn out?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: depends on the problem -- spark plug i could do? drain the fuel line if it's water, maybe.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: that's about it -- i cant keep it running for more than a moment.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Locate the carburetor float bowl and Loosen the bolt or drain pug on it to drain out any water. Here is link to basic carburetor.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
where is it located on my Model###-##-####
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Engine numbers are not shown, can you find model number off the engine?