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I have a 2003 craftsman 6hp lawn mower. It would start and not stay running so I cleaned the spark plug, cleaned the carb and drained the fuel. It ran decent for a mow, the next time I used it I started it for and it ran for 5 minutes and died. I can get it started briefly and it surges until it dies. I noticed a kink in the fuel line and sorted that out. I suspect when it was in for servicing a few years ago that they put the wrong carb spring on it. there are no adjustments for this carburetor that I can find. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The lawn is getting pretty long. Thank you, Steve and Tammy

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Fuel Problem, Pull off the Carb bowl you will see the problem (Green Gunk and Varnish. When you drop the Carb Bowl you will see a hole in the carb assy. below the float, use a paperclip or other small object to clean it out........its probably plugged.

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    Fuel Problem, Pull off the Carb bowl you will see the problem (Green Gunk and Varnish. When you drop the Carb Bowl you will see a hole in the carb assy. below the float, use a paperclip or other small object to clean it out........its probably plugged.

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