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My Lawn Boy snow blower will start up but won't hold a constant idle. It revves up, then dies down, eventually stalling. I've had the carburetor cleaned and spark plug changed, but it still won't stay operating.

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

Yes to all questions.

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

If I can, but if not I will take it to a "professional" -- the guy who supposedly fixed it before.

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

It has the possibility of starting manually or electrically. The electric start won't do it =-= sounds like metal grating against metal. So, I only use the manual, which starts up fine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok.

The symptom is a lack of fuel going through the carburetor. Check the flow from the tank to the carburetor, and the passage from the inlet hose through the needle valve. If nothing there, a new carburetor would be best.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had a feeling the fuel line might be the issue. Thanks. I'll tell my repair guy and see if it can be fixed properly.

OK> Thanks.

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