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JON, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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It runs for a little while then cuts off whats the problem?

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it runs for a little while then cuts off whats the problem? Sometimes you have to put the full throttle of the choke to keep it running. Thenn soon after that it cuts off. Wait for about a minute then it stars back up runs for about a few minutes then cuts off. Could it be the fuel pump changed everything else the spark plugs etc.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 11 months ago.


Expert:  JON replied 11 months ago.

Sounds like the carb needs to be pulled and cleaned. Sounds like there is a clogged jet that is not letting fuel flow freely. It could be the fuel pump, but you can test it by unhooking fuel line to carb and turning engine over. Fuel should flow out of the line with each turn of engine