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Put new gas and new oil in and tried to start. Would stall in few seconds when could start. There is fluid dripping from the filter area

Started first of season added new oil and gas. Got it to start but stalled quickly. Tried several times with same result. Fluid is now dripping from filter area

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Hi Anonymouse:
I'd be checking to make sure that the correct fluid in the correct amount was added to the correct place.
Start with the oil. Check the dipstick or indicator level. Too much oil will stop the engine. Sometimes gas get accidently put in the oil filler if an inexperienced person is helping with the maintenance.
Gas.......... Make sure that oil was not accidently added to the gas tank. Drain the carb and put fresh gas in the gas tank.
Spark plug.;.... pull and check for fouling. Replace if not really clean. Check for hot blue spark before re-installing.
This should get you back digging up the garden very soon.

Posted on May 16, 2015

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