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The likely problem is a cut or abraded fuel line.
You likely will need to remove the plastic or metal engine cover to gain access to the run of the fuel line. Dry the area thoroughly and add fuel slowly watching for any leaks. Most leaks occur at the carburetor or at the fuel tank where it meats the fuel hose. A clamp should be used at both ends.
If this is not the problem, look closely at the fuel petcock on the bottom of the fuel tank. If it attaches with a screw, it may have a gasket that is leaking.
If the engine is a Tecumseh, look closely at the bowl at the bottom of the carburetor (if so equipped). There is often a bowl drain that has an O-ring that can become dislodged.
Sounds like a pretty easy fix as long as you can isolate the issue.
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for that - I will check the fuel line first as you suggest, tho the mowers like new so it should not be worn.. "
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