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I bot this mower used from private party, no manual.  Ran fine at his place (choke on).  Cutting my lawn, still need choke on at least 50%, and after about 5 minutes, it just stalls.  Once it cools down (about 15 minutes), I get another 5 minutes of cutting.  Checked spark plugs, changed gas, cleaned top end of carb. Please help.
Blessings Eric.  I'm from Minn.  Army (Vietnam 67-68)

A dirty carburetor exhibits the running issue you are having.  Sometimes you can just clean the main jet to get the engine to run but you still have to remove the jet to clean it.

There are several videos on You Tube showing how to clean similar carburetors.

Do you have an air compressor to blow air through the carburetor orifices?


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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