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Briggs and stratton engine does not keep running, rubber tube going to the air intake from the engine, when removed the engine runs fine, but after 30 seconds it shoots out gas and oil, then engine stops. A 12.5 hp engine. Cleaned carburetor, new air filter, and the ignition system is fine. If I disconnect the rubber tube from the engine to the air cleaner, it runs fine for 30 seconds then shoots out gas and oil. With the black hose connected it run ruff. When I put on the air filter the engine to die.

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Make sure none of the hoses are cracked or loose fitting

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Drain float bowel
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Replace the float, sometimes they get saturated and look fine but are'nt. Also clean out the jets and bowl. The needle and seat may be worn as well. In other words, rebuild the carb. This time of season, after the equipment has been sitting all winter, I rebuild 25 or more carbs a week. It should cure your headaches, and solve your problem.

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could be a dirty carb. Did you use stabil over the winter. Also could be a govener problem.

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SOURCE: Generator with Briggs & Stratton,no gas is getting in carburetor

The needle valve may be stuck which would not let gas into the carb. I don;t think rebuild kits are too expensive. Pull the carb and take it to a lawnmower repair shop and they should have the parts. Before that though pull the bowl and make sure it has gas in it. If no then remove the fuel line and make sure gas flows from it. If no then could be the fuel shutoff valve is not operating properly or junk in the gas tank is obstructing the line.

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