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I had a small fuel fire on my four year old Snapper tiller.

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It has a 4 HP...
I had a small fuel fire on my four year old Snapper tiller. It has a 4 HP. horizontal shaft B & S motor. The only damage I incurred was the little plastic cam that controls the throttle and governor was melted. I can find no #'s on the motor; so, I hope you help me find the part?
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