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Lawn mower engine stops while pushing

It is a Poulan Quantum XTE mulcher/mower with a 4.5hp engine, someone just gave it to us. It starts pretty easy but runs at a low idle. It has the big back wheels. It also says mulcher on it. It is not gummed up with grass. The throttle sticks so I just put WD 40 on it. Like I said it is running at a very low idle and using alot of gas, but when I force the throttle up it sounds great then conks out unless I lower the throttle to a very low idle. The blade is sharp so it cuts easily for 5 to 10 minutes then, even if it is on the pavement it just conks out. It starts again with one pull and then conks out again.

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Sounds like the float is set too low or you need to clean the carb.check the fuel filter and tank screen also.

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