Will not run more than a few minutes

Old 08-11-13, 01:04 PM
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Will not run more than a few minutes

Briggs/Stratton Sprint 3.75 HP on Murry 22" Power Propelled mower. The mower I got used 9 years ago. I only know enough to be dangerous The air filter, fuel and oil are good. Spark plug was fouled and I cleaned it and lightly sanded gap area (probably need to replace). It was hand tight but now I know to wrench it tight, thanks to these forums. The idle spring was missing, so I replaced the governor and idle springs. The governor spring is now adjusted as described in a different post on here. I changed the primer bulb because it was damaged. None of that made a difference, so I changed the diaphragm and gasket. I did not know about the jet but my tank, screens and crevices were clean from build up or water. It still does not run longer than a few minutes before bogging out but it has stopped smoking from exhaust. The engine sounds like it is not getting enough fuel as if it runs on the primer fuel and quits.

I plan on going back and removing the carb to blow through fuel intake screen/tube to make sure it is not clogged and remove the other screen (thimble) to check the jet. What am I looking for on the jet? Oh! I did not put the O-ring and gasket back IN the carb and left them on engine when I reattached carb/tank. I will fix that also. Any words of wisdom?

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Check that the oil is not over full, loosen the fuel cap it may not be venting properly. Have a good one. Geo
Old 08-11-13, 06:46 PM
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The o-ring not being in place will definitely cause your problem.

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