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Hi, I put a new diaphragm and gasket on the carburetor, cleaned the tank and I can't get the mower to stay running, it chokes itself out or its not getting the gas. My lawn is 8" high and I'm desperate to fix this thing.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Yard machine, 500 series, model #11A-84-029 407-875

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

Yes, I did the carburetor myself.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I changed the oil on Thursday when I did the carburetor, I put a new spark plug in in June although I need a new gasket for under the air cleaner, would that matter?

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

Did you change out the primer bulb when you removed the carb? primer may not be sealing . also check the breather tube that the carb goes on to make sure it is not cracked

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Bulb is new, replaced in June. Other parts are clean and not damaged.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 1 year ago

how does the intake tube look going to the other side of the machine? will it continue to run if you continue to press the primer bulb?

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