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Starts but does not continue to run (5-6 seconds)this after priming-- had same problem with Sears lawnmower which turned out to be the solid state ignition module...Are these modules a problem and should I order one and replace? The lawnmower was under warranty the edger is not and I rather deal with **** than Sears. Thank you, Mike

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Check the fuel lines for cracks/breaks. If they are o.k., then:

You will need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb.cleaner. Make sure the small screen is free of debris. (Should be able to see daylight through it.)

Use a Den Tek Brush, (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=165357&catid=1152),to clean the small portals in carb. These portals can become blocked. Reassemble and start.

If the carb. parts are more than 4 years old, you may have to replace them.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.

Jim

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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