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Mower will stay running but acts like its geting choked

Model # - 20016
It might be the jets in the carb but I really dont no how to clean them

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It probably needs a good cleaning. Take it off and get a can of chemtool spray (the stuff is awesome) and soak that ****** with it. Then take an air nozzle and blow it all clean,and reinstall.

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