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Gas flow stopped mid mow, tank to carb has good flow,could float have stuck, only starts for a second or two, ??

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  • swan0557 Jul 19, 2009

    checked the spark, a-ok. Fuel is not getting thru the carb!!! IF i PUT A SPOONFUL OF FUEL IN THE CARB IT STARTS TO BURN THE FUEL FOR A SECOND. nEED to know where fuel goes as entering carb and start from there. Got spark, no fuel.

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The ignition circuit starts and ends with the battery. When the engine is running the battery is continuously being recharged by an alternator or, on older systems, a generator. Current flows from the positive terminal of the battery to the ignition switch and an ignition coil. The ignition coil is really a transformer that steps up the 12-volt current of the battery to somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,000 volts. In engines of medium to high compression this kind of voltage is necessary to reliably arc across the gap on a spark plug and make enough fire to ignite the fuel/air mixture in a cylinder.
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    Dan Webster Jul 19, 2009

    You must have a restrition in the venturi or a clogged jet. If all else fails put the whole damn carb in a bucket of carb cleaner and soak it a few days.

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