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Gas will not flow freely enough from tank to carb, keeps running out of gas when tank has gas in it. stop and turn reserve back and forth then gas flows again.

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Try loosening the gas cap to see if the tank is venting properly. Gas can't flow from the tank unless air can get in to replace it. If loosening the cap solves the problem then try to clear the vent in the cap or just get a new cap.

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Let a little fuel leak out of the carb with the bowl off to clean the fuel line coming into the carb. It may just a have a little dirt or rust blocking it. You can raise and lower the float on the carb to see if it moves freely and fuel stops and starts like it should, raising the float should stop flow an letting it hang down should start the flow.

If fuel flows freely then put the bowl back on, wipe up any spilled or pooled gas, and reconnect the spark plug. See if this clears things up.

If draining the carb bowl works you should go back and inspect the gas can and your mowers fuel tank for contamination. Chances are you have a layer of water down in the fuel tank and gas can. Empty the mowers gas back into the gas can and dispose of this fuel at a gas station that recycles waste fuel and oil. I would also suggest buying a nice new gas can if you old one is rusty, cracked or missing the proper vent caps that keep gas from getting all loaded up with moisture and dirt.

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