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Lawnmower won't stay running


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04-21-13, 10:16 AM   #1  
Lawnmower won't stay running

It's a craftsman 5hp eager 1 it will start but when you begin to mow its bogs down. I don't know much about it's history bought it used ran well enough yesterday when I bought it. ANy suggestions ??

 
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04-21-13, 04:36 PM   #2  
You will have to provide more information. You said it ran well yesterday. Did you mow through similar grass when it ran well?

A couple things come to mind. The grass could be really thick and simply bogging the mower down but without knowing anything more I'm betting you have a clogged jet in the carburetor. If you simply started the mower and ran it without a load it can get up to full rpm and sound good but it can't flow enough fuel to make the power needed to cut grass.

 
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