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J.R., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 7445
Experience:  Owner of outdoor power equipment business, repairing all makes and models.
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I have a craftsman lawn mower model#917.388960 briggs&stratton

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I have a craftsman lawn mower model#917.388960 briggs&stratton 4-cycle engin model#123k02-0541. It has a low rough idel when the air filter is in place. When I take the filter off I smell gas in the filter, the engin runs good without the filter.Is there a carb adjustment and how should I do it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  J.R. replied 8 years ago.
The carb on yout engine is a fixed jet which means it has no adjustments. Pull the bowl off and spray everything up inside the carb good with cleaner.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
When you say "pull the bowl off" do you mean the housing around the carb or just the plastic mount for the air filter?
Expert:  J.R. replied 8 years ago.
The round metal part on the bottom of the carb.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok I'll give it a shot thanks
Expert:  J.R. replied 8 years ago.
Thank you.