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Lawn mower will start when primed but will only run for few secon

Primed, runs for 3 or 4 seconds then dies

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It starts because of excess fuel from priming. It usually then gets it fuel from main jet in carb.

You need to find the main jet and run a fine piece of sturdy wire through it. That will restore fuel flow so your mower can continue running after the priming fuel is gone.

This is a good thing to learn. Main jets tend to clog a lot on mowers these days.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

  • Terry Ledford
    Terry Ledford Apr 21, 2014

    could you tell me where the main jet is? And you were very helpful, at least now I can tell someone what is wrong!

  • john andrew manchook Apr 21, 2014

    If your Poulan has a bowl type carb the jet is usually the bowl bolt. If you have a vacujet type carb the jet is located on the side of the carb. These jets are just holes of a specfic size as today's stuff isn't adjustable due to emissions limitations.

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