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Craftman mower will not start

The mower will not keep running, replaced fuel, filter and plug the primer gets only enough to run for short while

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If you can or know someone that can do it, take off the carb. and soke it in some gas for a couple of days. Also check to see if your primer has a pin whole in it.

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Hi there. I can help you. The problem is that your carbeurator is gummed up. You may have to remove the carb. and soak it in carb. cleaner for a few hours to get rid of the gum. However, I have often had luck with a fuel additive called seafoam and a carb. cleaner spray plus some starting fluid. Put the seafoam in your fuel using one ounce per gallon, then remove your air filter and squirt carb. cleaner in the air intake, two five second blasts. Try to start the mower. If it starts, great, if not let it sit for an hour while the carb. cleaner dissolves some of the gum. Try again ain an hour using more carb. cleaner and some starting fluid, a couple of blasts of each.

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