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My Craftsman 15.5 hp 42 in deck lawn tractor starts up and will run for few minutes, then cuts out really bad and dies. I have installed a new spark plug, new fuel filter, cleaned the air filter, and cleaned all the grass and gunk out around the carbuerator. What is wrong? It turns over, but keeps cutting out. Dirt or dust inside the CARB??

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Sounds like dirt or water in your fuel system. Have you drained the bowl on the bottom of the carburator? There is a small bolt on the bottom of the bowl; be careful not to over tighten it. If you find anything but fuel in the bowl you may need to drain your tank as well.

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