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Help all you small engine guru's...Have a Scotsman lawn mower  4 cycle engine that will only run when you keep pressing the prime button...Only runs for a few seconds then shuts off!  Help...the grass is overtaking me!!!cry New  gas...new plug...air filter is kinda iffy!!!biggrin



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Sounds like the carb could be dirty. As my snowblower was doing something similar last winter.and I put in a carb kit. And it ran like new. The kit cost me around 22$ and stuff is going expensive around here so I am guessing you could get one for around 15$. And that should get you going.

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I would bet on the carb too.....You might get away with taking it off, carefully taking the bowl etc off and blowing the passages out with air. Todays gas, leaves a varnish in fuel systems a lot quicker than it used to

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Thanks guys...gonna mess with it later...hopefully something easy!...lol


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yeah tell me about it ! i think there selling moose piss for fuel at the gas station here LOL.

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Help all you small engine guru's...Have a Scotsman lawn mower  4 cycle engine that will only run when you keep pressing the prime button...Only runs for a few seconds then shuts off!  Help...the grass is overtaking me!!!cry New  gas...new plug...air filter is kinda iffy!!!biggrin


 If you look at the carb float bowl, do you see a hex on the bottom ? If so, that is probably your main jet. If it has dried up from not having fuel in the bowl, the jets will clog shut, and you will not get any gas flow to the carb. You will know as soon as you unscrew that hex style nut, cause it will also contain the main well jet holes...



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Lots a times the fuel line disolves,and or the weight to keep the fuel line down at the bottom comes off. Some thing else to check

 



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Hey CR did you figure out the problem?

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Not yet..just been so darned busy and lazy when I get home!...lol..my grass is cut so I have a bit of time left...I'm leaning towards a piece of dirt in the jet!..but thanks for all the help

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