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Lawnmower runs for about 10 minutes then it starts sputtering and shuts off.checked the sparkplug and it is wet with gasoline.

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Try running your mower without the gas cap, without mowing of course. The breather on the cap might be malfunctioning. Change cap. It is creating a vacuum.

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SOURCE: Mower runs for 10-15 mins. then shuts off.

I would agree with the gas cap being the problem. There should be a insert inside the cap which helps with the tap pressure. If this is lost then the engine will run for a few min. and shut off.
There is one other thing and that is the float in the carb bowl. It may be allowing in just enough gas to fill the bowl and then it is sticking. This would account for just enough fuel to run for a brief period and then shut down.

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Check for dirt in gas tank some times stuff will fall in when filling and block the hole in bottom of gas tank and wont let gas flow clean everything out and see if it works. Also check that all kill switches are tight and not moving.

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sounds like its flooding itself out
Carb problems can be a bear, I would check the flote at the bottom of the carb it may need to be cleaned possibbly oiled and somthimes the even get a hole in them

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