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Category: Small Engine
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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 a RZ3016 mower that I change the oil every season

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I have a RZ3016 mower that I change the oil every season along with air filters, oil filter, fuel pump and have fuel additive for storage. I mow once a week. Yesterday the mower died mid mow. Has fuel, I changed the fuel filter, air filter, and fuel pump but it will not start. It turns over for a few seconds and dies again????
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Single cylinder Briggs engine. Is the fuel solenoid in the base of the carburetor, clicking open if you flip key on and off? it has to have 12 volts to it, could the wire be loose?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Twin Power Built inteck I/C, it will turn over and start when choked but only for 2-3 seconds, not sure where the solenoid is
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model 210000
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

It is a single cylinder engine! .. Look at the carburetor base, there will be only one electrical device at the carburetor. It will be the solenoid.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

See picture, the solenoid is the part in the bottom.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2 cylinder, unfortunately I do not have the time to go out and work on the engine right now
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.