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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Engine starts but shuts down after 1 - 2 seconds

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Engine starts but shuts down after 1 - 2 seconds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello Norman. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Will your engine re-start immediately after it shuts down? How long has it been since your engine last started up, and performed to your satisfaction?

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Many times when this problem occurs, it is due to either a clogged jet, or clogged fuel passages inside the body of your carburetor. Although fuel will drain from the bottom of your carburetor, after you remove the plug, it is still very likely that your carburetor needs a really good cleaning.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

You and I can continue from here.