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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 28080
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Mower starts and runs few minutes then quits, will keep

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Mower starts and runs for a few minutes then quits, will keep starting and stops
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Make and model? Engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do not want a membership plan at this time.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can I help with engine? Make and model? Application? Have you drained the carburetor float bowl?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did drain carb bowl. Do not want a membership and can only converse by mail or text.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Symptom is lack of fuel to the engine. If carburetor has metal needle with a rubber seat in the upper passage, the rubber seat may be swelled up, from ethanol fuel. The passage will not allow enough fuel to keep engine running, the repair would be to replace the needle valve and rubber seat.