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My lawn edger craftsman 3.5. h.p. will start ,THEN SHUT DOWN RIGHT AWAY.why?

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Fuel delivery problem most likely. Fuel is getting INTO the carburetor but that fuel is NOT making it into the engine probably because...the Main Jet may be clogged. This is the brass bolt that holds the bottom bowl onto the carburetor. It has an exterior washer (dont lose it). Remove this brass bolt and clean all the tiny holes in the bottom and sides of it. Clean the bowl up nice (dont forget the main body gasket too) and replace it the gas WILL make it to the engine.

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