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Mower starts on the first pull but will only run if you tilt it on back wheels towards handle. I have removed the fuel lines and blown air through but that hasn't helped. Suggestions?

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What engine ??? You'll get a professional answer if you would of included this in the first place...

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Hi Lynne:
What a great puzzle!
Here are a couple of things to check.
1) Oil level. If it's overful it may be "damping" the engine.
2) Throttle / governor linkage. Check that the spring hasn't come off.
Somehow, gravity is allowing it to run when it is tipped. The trick will be to look at the different things that can happen, and find the one that's trying to trick you.

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Try a carb cleaner like BG, amsoil or outboard product. They work..easier then rebuild

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