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Bad boy mower

I have an 08 zt bad boy mower with a vanguard Briggs and Stratton motor and I'm haveing problems keeping it running First I was cutting and it started spitting a sputtering then it died ....so I called bad boy and they said replace fuel filter so I did and mowed once Then I go to crank it and it runs for about a minute and dies I called bad boy and they say drain fuel and start fresh so I do and I ad fresh gas and crank it and now it runs at idle and will not idle up.......please help my grass is getting tall fast

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Sounds like dirty carb get a rekit clean and boil the carb what i mean by boil go to auto store buy strong carb cleaner put the strip carb in it for two days take it out using compressed air we use 300 lbs blow every hole out in that carb if yu see tiny holes take a wire and poke the blow them out again put back to gether with other parts you boiled like the jet and down spout turn adjust ment screw out 4 turns that should get it started the run and adjust from there should run fine main thing dirty carb problem

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SOURCE: hard starting and poor running

Hi,

Try running the engine without the filter and check if the idle would smoothen, maybe a little high. If problem persist, then it would be fuel delivery problem. If the idle is constant (but high), then some sort of blockage on the air filter or a vacuum leak.


Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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try the coil. the coil will produce the spark for the spark plug seeing as there is no battery, try replacing it with another of the same power.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton 4.5 hp running rough...too much fuel

Hi did you squeze excess oil from filter so it can **** air in??

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas Push Mower - Briggs & Stratton, will start but run for

The jet in the bottom of the carburetor is clogged up. The engine will prime but after that fuel is burned off, the engine stops. The jet is not allowing fuel to be sucked into the engine.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine starts and runs fine, then dies.

My 5hp B-S is doing the same thing and found a post that seems to be the best answer. Replace the float. It runs out of gas if the float is not working properly.
Another cause may be the diaphram, maybe.
Mine is 12 yrs old so I plan on getting the whole carb rebuild kit
while I have it apart
Good Luck

Posted on May 19, 2010

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