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Sputtering Lawn Mower

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09-09-08, 06:49 AM   #1  
Sputtering Lawn Mower

My push mower continuously sputters when I start cutting my grass. I gets to the point where it will almost cut off. It only sputters while I'm actually pushing it. After 5 minutes or so it recovers and runs smoothly.

I have zero experience with engines of any type. My first thought was the spark plug or air filter. I got some junk off of the air filter (the grass really needed cutting, and I didn't want to take the time to clean it really good in soap and water). I'm not sure this helped any.


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09-09-08, 09:15 AM   #2  
Post the engine manufacturer and engine numbers usually found on the engine shroud just above the spark plug and someone will help you. Have a good one. Geo

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09-09-08, 12:17 PM   #3  
I'm no expert but more than likely you have a dirty carburetor. All you have to do is just clean it out with carb and choke cleaner.

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09-09-08, 06:27 PM   #4  
Like geo suggested post your info from your engine. We can send you on a wild goose chase without basic info on what kind of engine you have and the type of carburetor thats on it. It sounds like you may have a carburetor issue, but we can't really comment much on it without some additional information from you.

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