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Poulan pro 6.5 21'' lawnmower will not run. after primming 3x's, the mower will begin to run, then just shut off. how do I get to the fuel filter and carbarater?

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Sounds like the center bowl nut is restricted. Remove it with either an 1/2 in or 9/16th box inch wrench and clean out all the holes with a small wire. Reinstall it and then give it a try. If that doesn't work then you'll have to remove the carburetor for a complete over haul. Take special note as to how the governor rod is connected before removing. If you have a digital camera take a picture of it, so you can refer to it in the event you can't remember how it goes back on. It probably doesn't have a fuel filter so it does become very subjected to dirt from the tank. The only filter you have there is manufactured in the tank outlet. some Tecumseh models just have a nipple and no filter built in them with a straight hose coming off the tank directly to the carburetor. Good luck

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