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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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Briggs 125cc engine 1 1/2 years old. Pump prime and runs 2

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Briggs 125cc engine 1 1/2 years old. Pump prime and runs 2 seconds and shuts down. Have changed out gas & cleaned filter. Took Primer cover plate off and cleaned with Carb Cleaner.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: 1 and 1/2 years. Not to my knowledge. It is my daughters mower
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Can't think of any thing
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Sounds like you have a clogged jet. Remove the bowl nut and make sure it is clear of debris as this is the main jet. You have a jet the goes sideways and also one that goes inside the bolt. Run a small wire through the holes if you have one available