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After 1 season it ran great ,slowly died now it wont start

I have poulon w/ a 5hp briggs and strstton,,1 yr old. I have a very small yard and the last couple of times the motor seemed to run weaker and weaker , and finally quit and wont start, clean gas , filter . always started on the first pull, now nothing

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So many possibilities, so little data... <grin>

When you say "clean gas", do you mean that you added "fresh" gas, or that you emptied the tank, and refilled it with "fresh" gas?

Try this:

a. remove the "float bowl" screw, and put a regular "bowl" or pan underneath to catch ALL of the gas as it comes out.

b. if the gas is totally "clear", then it (probably ain't the gas), but... if it's "yellow", it's old and/or contaminated; alternatively, if there's any water (which may appear as a grey-ish liquid) then it's contaminated; also, don't forget to check the gas from your "storage" can, the same way...

c. re-install the the screw, and put some *FRESH* gas in the tank.

d. pull the spark-plug, and clean (or replace) it.

e. prime it, and crank it, and it should start right up.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009


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