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Briggs and Stratton engine won’t run without gas in (Nikki) carburetor

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I have a briggs & stratton with nikki carb.
engine will run only after I pour gas in carb.
It then quits after a few seconds
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  J.R. replied 6 years ago.

It sounds like you need to completely clean the carburetor and rebuild it. Here is a link that will walk you through it.

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