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When I start the lawnmower (regular push mower) the engine only stays on for about 10 seconds. Often the turning on/off of the mower results in large white clouds coming out of the exhause. what's up?

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Carburetor and/or air filter. Clean filter or replace it. Then, repair/rebuild the carb.

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