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Lawn mow starts and dies - Poulan Pro 22" Self Propelled High Wheel Mower

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  • mml4211 Sep 08, 2010

    It starts and dies, if the carburetor is the problem, I need to know how to clean it.

  • mml4211 Sep 08, 2010

    the information given does not answer the engine starts then shut question

  • mml4211 Sep 08, 2010

    I know I need to tune up or clean the carburetor but how to do that

  • mml4211 Sep 08, 2010

    Please give guidance as to how to take the carb off

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Remove the brass bolt holding the carburetor bowl onto the lower part of the carb. Be careful as there is an exterior washer around that bolt outside the bowl and an interior gasket around the top of the bowl where it mates against the main carb body. Inspect this bolt carefully (after cleaning out bowl) for there are small holes at the bottom and along the smooth part above the threads. This is the MAIN JET for the carb and these very small holes have to be clear for the carb to operate correctly and give the engine the fuel it needs.The most likely cause is the carburetor. If the carb sets directly on the fuel tank, it is a diaphram carb. You can replace the diapham for about $5.00. It is not a hard job. You have to remove the fuel tank and the carb and than remove the carb from the tank. Clean the fuel tank at the same time.You should be able to see the throttle lever on the front right below the lid. It will be a small metal lever looking thing with a hole through the end. You can use a screwdriver to move it back and forth. Once you get it started though, make sure to turn it down if it's running too high. If you leave it too high it could burn up the engine. Use the needle-nose pliers to disconnect the fuel line from the carburetor. Watch for a small trickle of gasoline to see if gas is getting to the carburetor.Remove the cylinder cover and depress the throttle. Look for the carburetor opening (little metal flap that swings open and closed). Spray starter fluid into the carburetor and try to restart the saw.Remove, disassemble and clean the carburetor. Soak all of the parts in a carburetor cleaner bath for one or two days. Scrub all of these parts clean and wipe down with the rag before installing. Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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Most likely the carburetor has dirt in it, take the air cleaner off, remove the carb and take the fuel bowl off the carb, clean out the jets and passages with carburetor spray and compressed air, also put in fresh fuel and look for dirt or rust in the fuel tank,

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2010

    I gave u the correct answer, please try the solution, there is little that causes this. DO THE WORK

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2010

    THE CARB IS SO SIMPLE A CHILD COULD DO IT, THE BOWL JUST COMES OFF WITH A FEW SCREWS, THE CARB IS HELD TO THE ENGINE WITH TWO NUTS

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Replace spark plug and ensure that the air intake is not blocked.
Check if there is spark and ensure that fuel is getting to the carb.
If you do not find any other problem, then you may need to tune up the carburetor.

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Make sure that your choke is adjusted properly if it has been over primed this may result in a flooding of the cylinder causeing it to choke itself out apon ignition and simply needs to be left alone for a while before trying again after starting the lawn mower be sure to adjust the choke again to ensure your engine is running at maximum


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The fuel mixture is incorrect. Check the air filter firs - replace it it's dirty. If this doesn't fixes it then the carburetor must be taken out, cleaned, put it back on the motor and the idle screw adjusted till the engine runs smoothly.

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SOURCE: lawn mower died while mowing and won't restart

check the carb and air filter... also make sure its not gas from last season and make sure the oil is good.

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