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My poulan pro lawn mower will not shut off with out pulling the spark plug wire off. when i let go of the handle, the throttle lowers, but it will not die. i have full movement of the cable and it starts and runs great

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Ensure that you refill it with new fresh fuel not the fuel that was left inside it as fuel does has a limited life.

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Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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Sounds like a common fuel problem you need to remove carb & fuel tank and unless you can get a compressor they need a good blast out you may even take carb apart & check diaghram they have very small jets in fact most lawnmower shops have a sonic bath for this

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Poulan 6.75 Lawn mower will not start

trouble shooting tips: oil is too full
fuel jet and float are plugged
spark plug lead wire may be damaged inside and needs to be replaced.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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Most likely problem is dirt?moisture in the carburetor float bowl. You would have to remove the bowl, clean it out and also clean the main jet up in the center of the carburetor. Another problem could be that the governor is out of adjustment but this is not something a novice could or should do

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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First remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug. Then tilt the handles down to the ground. It helps to have something you can slide the handles under or otherwise hold them down. Underneath the mower deck there will be a drain plug. You are in front of the unit facing it the drain plug will be at about 7-o'clock a few inches from the cranckshaft. It will have a square hole in it. Use an extension on a 3/8ths drive ratchet in the square hole and remove the plug. Be careful not to cut yourself on the blade, I usually remove the blade first and sharpen it while the oil is draining. Loosening the dipstick from the tube on top will help it drain faster. When its done draining replace the plug and reinstall the blade if it was removed. Then refill from the dipstick tube. The unit will take approx. 22 ounces of oil. Do not overfill.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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