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Runs 5 to 10 minutes and the engine starts rolling like it is staving for fuel new plug,fuel filter clened carbuertor I opened the fuel line at the filter drained fuel it ran good then did the same thing

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Check the fuel cap vent. If it is clogged no air can get in the fuel tank to replace the fuel being used eventually forming a vacuum in the tank and no more fuel flowing out.

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