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I have a Ariens ST622 Model# 946501... gas was leaking around the gas filter ball, so I replaced the rubber gasket, but it won't start, unless I prim it & it will start & then shut off.. any suggestions?

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I suspect your saw is a bit long of tooth. The hole is your tank vent. There is usually a one way valve that only allows to enter the tank. Perhaps it is a victim of ethanol degradation as are many rubber parts in older saws. If you can find a new cap it should remedy the problem at least for a while.

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SOURCE: there is oil in my air filter and pooled around

Perhaps you tipped your mower over to clean underneath it? If you tip it the wrong way, yes, the oil will run up and into the carburetor, then out the carb and into the air filter. An oil leak would not cause this to happen due to gravity. If this was caused by tipping the mower, then let it set upright for a time and let everything run back to where it's suppose to go. It will take a bit to start it, but should work then. I'm hoping this is what your problem is. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: poulan 446t Will start, won't continue to

Have you tried adjusting the idle? On my 42cc, the adjusting screw is in the hole right above the primer bulb. Turn it clockwise to increase idle speed.

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Just the filter: You need a filter wrench that fits your size oil filter. There are 3 or 4 different sizes, so buy the wrench when you buy the new filter to get the right size. Unscrew the old filter. Use the wrench just to loosen it and then you can use your hand to run it off. Have a drain pan to catch the inevitable drips and spills, and to lay the old filter in.` Use a rag and clean the block where the filter's rubber gasket mates to the block. Make sure the old filter's gasket came off with the old filter and is not still on the engine. Where the filter goes on you should see only clean shiny metal.
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My mower is about 2 months old. Haven't had any issues until last night. I think I ran out of gas (maybe not, it was getting dark). I filled it up, and won't stay running. Barely starts unless it...


It sounds like there is sediment in the carb bowl. Remove the gas line from the carb and plug the line with a phillips head screwdriver. Remove the bolt in the bottom of the bowl and carefully tap on the bowl to loosen it without damaging the rubber gasket. Clean the bowl, and blow the ports in the bolt out. Raise and lower the float inside the bowl space to make sure that it is working freely. Re-assemble making sure to seat the rubber gasket properly.
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A make and model would really help here. However, I'll take a blind guess at your problem.

This is simply a problem with your empty pump filter being clogged. The empty cycle is timed and if it can't get all the water out in time because the filter is blocked and slowing the empty down, then it will fail safe and won't step on to the final spin cycle with excess water in the drum. Your repeat of the rinse/spin cycle is giving it extra empty time and then the spin works OK.

You need to locate and clean the filter. Depending on the model (not sure which with the model you mention) there is either a round filter cap on the front of the machine at the bottom (It may be behind a small door or hidden behind a clip on panel on the bottom) or, you will need to access the debris trap from the back of the machine.

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