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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have anAriens 42 with 17.5 Briggs eng. Will start but runs

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I have anAriens 42 with 17.5 Briggs eng. Will start but runs without much power, stalls when I engage blades. Have to keep idle at half or below or it spits and sputters then stops with blades disengaged. Thanks in advance for any help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Have you removed the carburetor float bowl and checked it for debris and see if the float and needle valve are free to move?