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Where is the fuel filter located

Starts for a minute and shuts down. I shake it and refire and have same results. I lost the manual and dont want to start takeing everything a part.

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I have to ask ...what is the air pressure set at.very important that it is set correctly.if it isn't the unit will only run a few seconds then shut it self down.look at the back plate and see if there are any cracks at the adjuster boss or the plug boss.if there is one the pressure is not correct and the unit will not run right.but to set the pressure you need to have a gauge so the air pressure can be set to the right psi...

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A shut down at 3 minutes tells me its operating out of spec for one reason or another.

First thing is make sure your fuel is good... drain it all out, check for or crud in it, as such will raise havoc.If its clean, put it back in, if its contaminated, then get new fuel... don't run the old stuff down the drain.

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