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My Lawn Mower Starts then Stops

It’s a terrible feeling when your lawn mower won’t stay running. You get the sense neighbors are saying, “Looks like he’s is mowing the lawn. Now he’s not. Wait, he’s mowing, again. Oh, now he’s not.” If your lawnmower starts then dies, don’t write its obituary quite yet. Maybe you already tried everything you know: starter fluid, fresh gas, clean oil. Problem is, those are all Band-Aids. Repair Clinic can help you breathe new life back into your carburetor and get those blades spinning again. Work your way down the list of causes below to find the problem. We take a systematic approach to diagnostics, so you know you’re buying the right part to make the right repair.
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Common solutions for: Lawn mower starts then stalls
Solution 1:
Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate,... leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
Required Part
Lawn Mower Carburetor
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Solution 2:
Carburetor Repair Kit
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate,... leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
Required Part
Lawn Mower Carburetor Repair Kit
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