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I have a Sears (Craftsman) mower model # 944.368300. When I prime it, and attempt to start it, it runs for approximately 5 seconds and then dies. If I hold the primer button in, the mower keeps running. Any suggestions as to what is wron and more importantly, how do I fi it? Thanks

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Try removing the brass bolt that holds the float bowl to the carb on and cleaning it thoroughly. This bolt is the main jet for the carb and can become clogged with varnish or debris esp. if no inline filter is used or gas is allowed to evaporate in the carb. There will be small holes on the bottom and the sides where there are no threads. If no other problems, this should cure the 5 second run.
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