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I can't start my...

I can't start my riding lawn mower. I put in stabilizer over the winter but I tried to start it until the battery ran down. I recharged the battery, but thought I should see if I can put some carburator cleaner in before I tried to start it. I don't have an engine manual and I can't locate the engine model. The serial number is ***** Another number is ***** What advice do you have for me?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Forgive my ignorance. Where is the shut-off valve? The fuel is clean.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. I'm not happy with the local Simplicity dealer. He took a month to return my lawn mower when a belt broke.

Mechanic's Assistant: This sounds important. The engine expert I'm going to connect you with is terrific and will definitely help you with this. Anything else we should know before I connect you?

No thank you.

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago
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Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

remove the spark plug and put in a teaspoon of gas in the hole

and start again, if it runs for 2-4 sec then is a clogged jet in the carb

let me know,

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

HI

Just following up with you

did my answer help you ??

Let me know, please

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 1 year ago

HI

Is this issue resolved ??

still need help ??

Wayne

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