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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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Yama1706d010 this is the vin. I have a problem with accelerated

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yama1706d010 this is the vin. I have a problem with accelerated the engine ...It idles OK but as you increase the throttle it just slows down... will not go over 8-10 miles per hr. and I smell gas coming from the exhaust. Almost like it is getting too much gas. I am not mechanically inclined
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.
You could have a carburetor problem which would give you the fuel smell and cause it to run poorly. I would also look at the exhaust, if the exhaust is partially stopped up it would also explain the low power and fuel smell. It would be odd for the exhaust to stop up on this but it is always a possibility.