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Lawnmower !

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    Lawnmower !


    Next on my list of homeowner problems…the lawnmower. Used it fine all last year. Used it without issue two weeks ago. Now it will start but won't stay running. Runs forever on starting fluid (kept it running for 3-4 minutes hoping it would clear whatever the issue was). Has fresh gas, clean carb and a clean plug. Gas is flowing into the carb. Any guesses? I have a million other (interesting) projects and don't want to waste time on it.

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    fuel filter?

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    That's what I thought. It doesn't seem to have one. It's got a screen where it exits the tank. Gas flows fine out of the tank and into the carb.

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    Clean the jets in the carb. They are likely gummed up. The Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner is perfect for this.

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    I know that's the answer, but I really didn't want to hear it.

    I'll put that in line behind the jet ski with the seized motor, VF1000 with the roached clutch and the Bandit with screwed up throttle cables

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    Re: Lawnmower !

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Clean the jets in the carb. They are likely gummed up. The Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner is perfect for this.
    I agree... sounds like clogged jets... either dump the whole thing in a HF ultrasonic or just buy a replacement from Amazon for $15.

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    Pinesol soak the carb.

    What's the story with your fucked up jetski? I've got over half a dozen.. Wanna sell it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    don't want to waste time on it.
    not worth cleaning/rebuilding most small engine carbs these days for the price of a brand new one

    I bought a brand new genuine Honda carb for the GX160 in my toe-hoe for $26, as Luvdog sez, ya can prolly get a new carb on Amazon for $15, maybe less

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    Borrow Stonemans. He can't kill it, maybe you can.

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    I can kill anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    I have a million other (interesting) projects and don't want to waste time on it.
    It'll take all of 15 minutes.

    For perspective, it has taken more time for you to compose and respond to this thread than it will to sort out that carb.

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    SEAFOAM

    FYI I have pulled a pint of water out of a small tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    It'll take all of 15 minutes.

    For perspective, it has taken more time for you to compose and respond to this thread than it will to sort out that carb.
    Joke's on you…I'm a fast typer.

    20 minutes of carb cleaning = no improvement.
    $14 carb off of amazon = started first pull.

    Thanks guys!

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