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Craftsman 6.6 self prop lawn mower

Restarted after winter but will not get to full rpm. just barely idles seems to be a carb issue

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    KEN LaPOINT May 11, 2010

    did you replace the fuel in the tank or just use the existing fuel from last season? Gas has a "shelf life" and will start turning unusable after a period of time. Try draining the tank, the carb, and if you can, remove the carb bowl and wipe it clean.
    Then refill with new gas... you can also buy a conditioner that will allow you to store your mower with the gas in it each season... used it on our boat with great success..



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Yes it is a gummy carbeurator. Put in fresh gas if you havn't already and put in a new spark plug. Then get a can of carbeurator cleaner and follow the directions to get your carb up and running again. While you are at it I would also install a new air filter.

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