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The mower is nine years old,when prime it just does not start,so i take and open the filter door and spray in starting fluid and it start and runs well nowwith it runing i prime it no change in runing . note i have rebuilt the carburetor and replace primer pusher,but not the door it goes in ( help)

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I went to home depot and brougth a new one,any one want a nine year old mower

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