Lawnmower cuts out after 3 seconds


Old 06-19-05, 07:55 AM
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Angry Lawnmower cuts out after 3 seconds

Hopefully someone can help. Lawnmower starts easily, but cuts out after 3 seconds unless I hold the priming bulb in (rubber bulb you press 4 or 5 times before starting the engine). Any idea what this could be attributed to? Other readings lead me to the carberator. If this is the case, is it wise to get a professional to install a new one, or is it not cost effective. Lawnmower is an Atrien 5.0 power mower.

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Old 06-19-05, 11:27 AM
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Try the guys in the engines forum

Try this post in the equipment and small engine sub forum. They've been hitting a number of hard questions on the head. Good reading.
Old 06-20-05, 03:26 AM
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You need a carburetor reconditioning...not a replacement necessarily. Post back with engine ID #'s and we can walk you through the process of doing a recon.

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