Question about Tecumseh Enduro Vertical Engine 16 HP 1in x 3 532in Shaft Model OHV16204230F

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Mower starts and runs for 10 - 15 seconds, then dies. Will almost start again, but soon will not even kick over. After a while, it will start for a few seconds. This is a 15 horse Tecumseh that looks just like this 16 horse pictured here. Old MTD mower. Plug good, oil good, gas sat all winter but replaced. New air and oil filters.

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It sounds like a carburetor issue. The jets are probably gummed up from the old gas that was in it. Remove the carburetor and clean it out with a can of carb cleaner. Then reinstall.

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SOURCE: my five hp tecumseh enduro engine kept stalling.

Sounds like you might have a float that is stuck. remove the bowl and make sure the float goes up and down freely

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