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If this mower has been sitting for a while it is likely that the gas that was left in the carb is bad and quite often contains water. this will cause the rubber seat in the carburetor to swell. thus shutting off the gas supply. you may want to take this in for a tune-up. gas is bad after 30 days. (if in doubt throw it out)

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