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4 stroke lawnmower dies or wont start....ran for little while when i took filter out. filter is dirty. if I replace filter should that solve problem

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It may but don't count on it. Sounds as if the carb needs cleaned out. The carb probably is gummed up and dirty causing the problem. You can do this yourself if you are comfortable with carb work or take it to your local mower shop to have it done. the repair is usually inexpensive to have done and if a shop does it they fine tune the carb as well.

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