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My mower ran great this morning till I ran out of gas. I refilled and ever since it won't run. It will start if primed but dies within seconds. I looked at the carb and it looks clean. I checked the bowl and it is clean. I did have a slight crack in the fuel line so I replaced it. At this point I'm lost. Any ideas?

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Check your gas cap, try running it without your gas cap on and see if that helps if so id either replace it or drill a really small hole in the top as modern engines the fuel is gravity fed into the carb

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