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The carb is not receiving gas flow

The bowl is full, gas line seems to be fine, but wont continue to run. It will start if I spray carb cleaner into the carb but once again wont continue to run.

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  • Pinkstars04 May 22, 2009

    I can start the mower but it wont stay running it dies right away

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Clean your main jet in the carb. mainly the cause. also clean the whole carb for best results.

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Get a rebuild kit for carb, also take it apart and clean everything. Also make sure the airfilter is clean and not dirty and clogged up.

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http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=briggs_and_stratton&mn=126K02-0512-B1&dn=35820004
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