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I can use a small amount of starting fluid and the mower will start and run untill the fluid is used up. Does this mower have an electric fuel pump?

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No, it has a vacuum fuel pump. The fuel pump looks like this. Also replace the fuel filter. I can use a small - clay58_48.png

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