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03-17-04, 09:04 AM   #1  
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engine races/dies

I have a thatcher that has a Briggs and Stratton 5 HP Model 135202, type 0015-01 engine. It runs fine not under load, but when thatching the engine starts to race and then dies. Any suggestions?

 
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03-17-04, 09:34 AM   #2  
Open your carberator and clean it throughly with the use of Automotive gumout spray and a tiny soft paint brush or soft rag. If you have not replaced the gas with new gas, I would do so. Check your spark plug, make sure it does look too black and tary looken. If it is replace your sparkplug, then tell us how it runs aftor that.

 
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03-17-04, 02:12 PM   #3  
Hello: slim

Classic symptoms of lean running carb conditions. Most likely a carb internal cleaning would solve the problem as well as fresh fuel.

Check fuel and air filters also. Clean area around the govennor, the linkage and the spring. Debris and rust may be causing it to hangup or not move freely.

Small engine generic repair manuals and additional help are all available at all local small engine repair shops and or lawn mower repair shops in your area. Shops and dealers are listed in the phone book directory.

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03-18-04, 01:39 PM   #4  
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Thanks Sharp Advice and Terminator 20. I took carb apart...both carb and tank full of varnish, rust, and other wonderful stuff. Ordering carb kit and new tank. Sounds like you were right.

 
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03-18-04, 03:11 PM   #5  
I am glad you got it fixed. Have fun!

 
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