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Joe, Marine Mechanic
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Hank, I have a Honda Quadra Cut push mower. The mower

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Hi Hank,
I have a Honda Quadra Cut push mower. The mower will only start for a few seconds and then it cuts off. It doesn't start at all for a few minutes and then it starts again but only for a couple of seconds. The gas appears to be flowing to the gas shut off valve. I shot some carb cleaner into it but didn't work.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.
When it will not start try some starting fluid in the carb, if that does nothing no change then replace spark plug and check spark if spark is good check compression and fuel is not flooding. Also check air filter/intake for restrictions as well as exhaust. Given the symptoms I am going to guess it's either spark or fuel. Also confirm when checking spark that it jumps a good gap and is strong.
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