Tip & How-To about Garden
The most common of questions for outdoor power equipment is "Why does my machine start and then die right away"
In a basic answer: Fuel delivery to the engine is not enough to maintain the running speed required of the machine.
Reformulated gasoline containing 10% ethanol has a shelf life of 60-90 days. After this point the ethanol absorbs enough moisture from the air and separates from the fuel that it clogs the passageways for fuel. A partial blockage will allow for the machine to start but not run very long on high speed. fuel system cleaning can fix this sometimes. Other times it is cheaper to purchase a new fuel system component.
A quick test on a carburetor type machine is to push the throttle shaft all the way to the closed position making the machine run slow. If the blockage is not too bad it will continue to run.
It is recommended to use a good stabilizer in your fuel while in storage up to 90 days. After 90 days dispose of the fuel and start fresh.
For exact details for cleaning your machine or obtaining parts visit a local dealer like www.arcolawn.com
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