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Runs for a short time and then stops,changed plug,air filter,gas filter,changed oil.

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Check for bad fuel cap (needs to vent) make sure theres no cloggs in fuel lines or in gas tank where hose connects if all is good could have bad ignition coil ,will loose spark when gets hot then returns when cools off. when shuts off emediatly check for spark hope this helps

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