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After start mower wont run unless I press the primer bulb

My craftsman lawnmower model #917-376741 won't run, after starting, mower won't run unless I press the primer bulb continuosly

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I got exasperated (sp?) with this happening on my last two mowers. New gas, spark plug, filter, etc. Ran fine for 10 minutes, then wouldn't run without the primer bulb being pushed in. In desperation, I wiped off the gas tank filler neck, put my mouth over the whole thing, and blew like h*ll. Now I couldn't say whether the mower got excited or what, but it started right up and ran fine (long enough for me to finish the front lawn). After all my frustration with this thing, I'm still kinda laughing at the fix, even if it's not long term.

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Carby service maybe required

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