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Carburetor possibly needs cleaning. Initially, remove air filter, start mower and while it is running, spray some aerosol carb/choke cleaner into the carb thru air intake area. Continue doing this several times but not too fast or heavy to make it stall and then spray it heavily until engine dies. Let it sit for several minutes and then try a restart. If no difference in performance is noticed, carb may have to be removed and cleaned in bath-type cleaner and governor settings will need to be checked also.
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