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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
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Prime it and it will start but wont keep running : when I

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prime it and it will start but wont keep running
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: when I prime it it starts right away but then stops
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: put new gas in it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what are we working on, Make, model , Please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cub cadet 173cc selfpropelled push lawnmower
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

so is the the 1st start up of the year

did you run out out gas

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is first time this year, put in new gas and primed it started then stops
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
every time I prime it it starts then quits. It has electric start but that doesn't work as I have no charger for it
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

what you are describing is plugged jet in the carb

get a bottle of SeaFoam, add 2-3 oz to gas tank

can get it at Auto/Hardware store

the prime and start , it will take a few times doing this

or remove the carb disassemble, and boil in a pot of hot water for 10-15 mjin

air dry, then assemble

I hope this helped you

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Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


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