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My mower (12av5560711183621) runs for about 10 minutes then dies. I noticed that the muffler got really hot after only about 5-7 seconds of operation, that leads me to believe that after 10 minutes it gets to hot and maybe vaporizes the gas. what do I do? thank you

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If the motor kicks (jerks the starter rope out of your hands) when you try to restart the motor after it has stopped the cause could be overheating. Make sure the oil level is correct, remove the rewind cover and make sure all of the cooling fins are cleaned out.

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