Question about Yard Machines 158cc Push Lawn Mower #11a 034f200

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Mower won't run....starts then stops

New plugs and hoses and filter....starts then dies as soo as primed fuel runs out

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  • jkurtis Mar 02, 2009

    you're da man...runs like new....i should have taken shop in highschool instead of art :)

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    wont ron, starts and then dies

  • chichung May 03, 2009

    Lawn mower starts, then stops. Oil and plaug are new.

  • magiemarsh May 17, 2009

    machine starts but then stops running when I go to mow

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Lawn mower only starts if i prime it. yard machine push mower. m/n 11a-549q229

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