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The lawn mower starts and then sputters and shuts off. Checked air filter - it's clean, changed gas, checked oil and spark plug. After changing gas it stays on a few minutes longer but sounds like it will conk out and then does. It is a 650 series Briggs & Stratton engine. Bought at Sears

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Sounds like you have a carb problem here. If your not familiar with the carb have someone qualified to do it. Other wise it sounds like the jet in the carb has dirt in it, obstructing the gas passage. Most of those jets are directly in the bottom of the carburetor. Remove it and be careful not to drop the bowl because if you do you could cause the float to move and that could get stuck and then not shut the fuel flow off to the bowl when re installed. Good luck

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