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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: 20 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days ago.
where is it located on my Model###-##-####
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 20 days ago.

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

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