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The lawn mower ran out of gas and now won't restart. I tried starter fluid. will spark but not continue to run. Acts like it's not getting gas. Troy built super bronco. 3 months old

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Remove plug or plugs and check them to see if tractor is now flooded. Clean plugs and check gap and reinstall. Check carb diaphram to see if it is totally closed or not. This will cause the motor to flood. Good Luck!


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