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My mower starts fine and then it idles up and down and up and down and dies? I have changed oil, plugs, fuel filter, air filter

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First thing to check would be the base governor setting.This should be done by someone with small engine expertise.Can be fatal to engine and do bodily harm if not done right.Other things to check would be air leaks where carb manifold attaches to heads.Remove air cleaner assembly to gain access to carb linkage and manifold.You will need a can of carb cleaner to perform this check.Start engine and hold throttle at just above idle speed and carefully spray area where manifold attaches to head,do this on both ends of manfold and at carb base,area where carb mounts to manifold,if leak is present the engine will either die or their will be a change in rpm,s.If no leaks are found in these areas have carb cleaned,it is very likely there is dirt in the carb.You can do the same as above,start engine and hold throttle just above idle and spray carb cleaner into carb,engine will try to stall when doing this,only spray carb cleaner in carb while engine is running.If this doesn't help have carb cleaned and adjusted.Info from small engine tech with forty plus years experience.

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