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MY yardman lawnmower about...

MY yardman lawnmower about 20 years old will start but dies right after. i replaced the air filter and spark plug with the same result. I did not drain the gas and oil for the winter but I never do. It mowed my yard a few weeks ago but it died in the tall, tall grass next door and has never recovered. It still starts and dies.

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

Yes, there is fuel in the tank but it is from last fall. I did clean off the outside .i don't know about a shut-off valve. It is a simple machine.

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

I mow my own yard, but know nothing about repairs. I hate to put it in my trunk to take it to a repair place if it will be expensive or not worth it because it is old. It is kept in my garage when not being used.

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Wayne
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Hi I'm Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

What you are describing is your jet is getting plugged in the carb

get a bottle of SeaFoam auto/Hardware store must be SeaFoam

add 2-3 oz to gas tank keep choke part on to pull the cleaner thru the carb

it will take a bit to work

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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