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Petral lawn mower hunting when in use?

Why dose my petral lawn mower hunt when in use?

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  • gaz61 Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks for that. It was a dirty filter, runs sweet now, Toads look out!



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If it blows black smoke as well,check the air filter is clean. if foam type ,clean and reoil.If paper type replace.
IF thats ok its some kind of fuel problem

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