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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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My JS 46 Deere wont start and when it does it wont stay

Customer Question

My JS 46 John Deere wont start and when it does it wont stay started
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes ma'am I have Gas in it
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have a new oil and air filter and new spark plug but it still wont start
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

How long has it been since your engine last performed to your satisfaction?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Saturday, my son cut the yard with it, turned it off and it wont start now
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

How old is the gas you are using?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fresh Gas new spark plug oil n air filter
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Based upon what we have covered, I am lead to believe your carburetor is at fault.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can I take it off n clean it up
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Yes you can, but before removing your carburetor, try a basic cleaning first, which only requires you to remove your fuel bowl.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You can remove your fuel bowl without removing your carburetor from your engine.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

After you remove your fuel bowl, clean it and the bolt that secures your bowl to your carburetor. The bolt has three small holes in it. Use a small wire and some carburetor cleaner in a can, to clean the three holes.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Take a look at the images below. Thanks!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank u so much bout to do it now
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You are very welcome! We can continue from here.