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Cub cedet push mower will not stay running after replacing carb, completely cleaning fuel system. Will prime and start. Noticed no choke like my lawn boy. Any suggestions?

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

Tank is full of clean fuel and there is no shut of valve and i insured in tank filter is clean. good fuel flow to carb. new carb fuel bowl is full.

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

Yes

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

None now, think I will try choking it with hand to see if that works.

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Hi I'm Wayne

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Yes I was going to suggest the choke by hand

if that keeps it running , you have a leak at the mounting gasket

I hope this helps you

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