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911 series Ariens lawn mower's primer does not prime. When pushing primer it just goes flat and can tell by the fill that it is not priming. Therefore the lawn mower will not start.

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SOURCE: My Mower won't stay started after it uses the gas that has been pushing into the mower via the primer bulb

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Posted on May 30, 2009

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Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it
run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,
but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you
buy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm will
get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the
number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns
they were in/out.
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Posted on May 15, 2010

SOURCE: lawn mower will start when primed but will only run for few secon

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.

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