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Craftsman lawn tractor with a platinum 22.0 hp XRD engine. If I squirt gas into the carb it starts and keeps running as long as I keep spraying gas into it. Once I stop, it stops.

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If this is a case of first spring startup, i.e. it's been sitting all winter with gas in it, you've probably got a gummed up carb brought on by what passes today for gasoline. I believe that unit has a fuel shut off solenoid at the bottom of the carb bowl which is probably stuck closed. Remove the wire then unscrew the solenoid from the bowl, give it a cleaning, then reinstall. If the engine still doesn't start you'll have to remove the carb and give it a thorough cleaning.

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You have a dirt problem with the carburetor
If there is a fuel cup on the carburetor bottom take it off and clean it out and also clean the fuel jets by putting a fine wire through them and using compressed air to blow them out. That should make it run better..

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Your carb need to be cleaned

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