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I have a series 725 Snapper mower. My neighbor borrowed it

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Hi, My name is Joe I have a series 725 Snapper mower. My neighbor borrowed it and put water in thw gas tank. I got it running after cleaning out the bowl and tank.but, it only runs about 2 minutes and shut down
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Snapper 752ex
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I cleand out the carb bowl, cleaned out the tank. ireplaced the fuel line and spark plug
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: sorry but I don't type too fast
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 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 12 days ago.

Engine make and model? How long before it will restart?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I put the explanation of the problem in the question go you have the question
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

Engine make and model? How long before it will restart?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
after 3 cranks it starts right up for another 2 minutes. its a 725ex 7.25/ 190cc briggs
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
2 years old
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

If you loosen the carburetor bowl now, is only gas first coming out? You may not have gotten all the water out.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

Has to lose spark or fuel, and if it restarts, not likley spark.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
all the water is out. the float and needle is free
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

Is flow constant through the needle valve with float down? Bowl will need to be off to check.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
ok i'll check that
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
it will take me a little while to check that. Our little chat here is an $18.00 charge?? end it here I guess till I do that
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

We can leave it open, does not have to be closed now. All same price.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
how will I get back on
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

Will be link in your email

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
ok thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.

OK>

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 days ago.

I see question is still open, did you get mower going? Please rate to close question and get me credit! Thanks.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thanks Curtis,
My problem has been resolved. I replaced the carb and now it runs fine. Thanks for your help.
Joe
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 days ago.

Please use the 5 star rating system to close the question and get me credit! Thanks!