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1997 MTD Yardman 20hp 46in, hard starting,needs jump even with new batt; brothers mtd had similar problem, shop adjusted valves; prosedure for valve adj?

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Time to clean the carburetor as the alcohol laced fuel sold today causes gunk to build up in the orifices of the carburetor and degrades fuel flow. You may want to add a little fuel cleaner such as Sea Foam (sold at Walmart) or any other type of cleaner to try and mitigate the starting problem. You may also want to drain the fuel when storing the machine for any length of time or add Stabil to the fuel which works fairly well.

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