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Started lawn mower first time of the season and it ran straight for a good 25 monutes with no problems. i turned it off to move it to the front yard andnow wwon't stay running. will only run for 5 to

Started lawn mower first time of the season and it ran straight for a good 25 monutes with no problems. i turned it off to move it to the front yard andnow wwon't stay running. will only run for 5 to 10 seconds.

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Immediate thought is that something got ingested into the needle feeding the carb. Might have to remove the carb and clean it out thoroughly to maintain fuel flow through the engine. Generally if it runs a few seconds and shuts down then it is running off the initial burst of fuel and then starving out for any more from there.

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