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Riding mower having problems starting then runs roughly

I have a Murray riding mower,while riding it just shut down.Put in new spark plugs,changed fuel filter and checked battery.Starts on occasion but runs rough and acts as if it is going to die.Could this be bad battery cables?

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  • jkirby1212 Jun 25, 2009

    Was told it didn't have a carburator on this Murray riding mower.Air filter is clean.Thanks for the advice

  • jkirby1212 Jun 25, 2009

    Don't know model no. but it is a murray 12.5 HP 38in.cut.Tried to start this am,sounds like it's trying to start but smells like gas.Air filter is clean and just changed spark plug and fuel filter,no luck.It is about 17 years old,is it expensive if it needs a new carburetor?Thanks for your help.



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I would bet you have a fuel problem. Either the carb is clogged and dirty or needs adjustment. Try opening the screw on the bottom of the carbuerator about a half turn see if that improves it. Also check the air filter and clean it.

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  • William Fouts Jun 25, 2009

    Give me the model number so I can look it up........I am sure it has a carb.!



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