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I sprayed the lawnmower blade with oil, it helped. The motor does start after awhile, but only when I turn the mower on its right side.

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Pull and clean the bowl of the carby
there is water or the main jet is blocked

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    Thank you for your answer, but what is a main jet on an electric lawn mower? It is a Yardworks model # 18A-V17-8000.

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    the information you have just supplied was not in the initial question and statement. If you want help then you have to state exactly what it is as your questions are sent world wide and only you know what you have in front of you. your problem will be with the lower bearing running dry and indicates that the motor needs attention

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Clean the fuel jet as well.

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