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6 hp Nissan 4 stroke, engine starts with choke and runs for about 5 to 10 seconds, then quits. I removed carb and cleaned jets. Jets were clean and open to begin with so I do not think it's a carb issue. Engine seems not to be getting fuel. When I had the carb apart the float looked fine and moved with ease.

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Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 23 days ago
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Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to help you with your concern today.

Have you checked the fuel pump?

What is the model number of the engine?

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Joe:It's raining like crazy and the inflatable (with engine) is out on the davits so I can't see the engine number. It's an early 2000's Nissan 6 hp 4-stroke. Ran fine back in October 2017 when I winterized it. Have not checked fuel pump. I'll be installing a new fuel filter after the rain stops. How do I test the fuel pump? From gas tank to fuel filter everything is fine. Carb seems to get fuel but again engine only runs for 5 to 10 seconds on full choke. Throttle has no effect.
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Joe: Replaced fuel filter, fuel pump working just fine. Seems like float not allowing fuel to fill carb
Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 22 days ago

Ok so you are getting fuel to the carb and supply is then ok, this leaves the carb as the problem. A float usually does not change adjustment on its own so what can happen is certain floats can fill with fuel but if not that not related this means you are going to need to fully tear the carb down and rebuild, using a carb soaking solution to dip it in (not cans of cleaner), then rebuild with a full rebuild kit. In some cases if the carb is damaged it may need to be replaced instead.

It's fairly simple to check float by removing the bowl, one way should allow fuel and other stop fuel.

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