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Will not stay running it turns off when i give gas and smell like gas

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First approach.... remove air intake and clean out the throttle body. If older engine with carburator, use carb cleaner. sounds like door is sticking. hit the throttle control with wd40 next to the throttle body as well. rotate this with your hand, it should be stiff and return back when released or spring is too loose.

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