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Have an almost new small engine push mower. Used it for trim about 3-4 times. Next time I tried to start it would not start or even try to start. Check for spark and it was ok, added fuel to cylinder and it ran a few seconds. While looking it over noticed a white nipple that looked like it was for a hose, like a gas line or air line under the /or to the side of the primmer. Is there something missing?

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

The fuel is clean and the tank is full. I am not aware of any shut off valve on this model of Briggs & straton Engine.

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

Only if it is simple, I am 75 and have problems getting up and down. Am hoping I just need to replace what ever was suppose to be on the "white" nipple.

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

If (I put my finger over the nipple while priming the engine I can get it to start but it will not continue to run even if I continue to hold my finger on it

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

I would have had a rubber cap over it. You can make a cap out of a piece of hose and plugging the open end of the hose. Or go to auto supply and get a cap that will fit over the nipple.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

I see question is still open.????

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