Carburetor Question

Old 04-14-02, 05:05 PM
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I replaced the carborator on my Father in laws riding mower. It starts just fine but when I throttle down it dies. I am at a loss, at first I thought it could be old gas but I drained that and replaced it with fresh. I also changed the plug on it. Could someone give me some other ideas to try it would be helpful.
Old 04-14-02, 05:57 PM
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Hello and Welcome jfcm to our Do-It-Yourself Web Site and our Small Engine forum.

You haven't posted sufficient information on the engine and or equipment for me or any of the other small engine professionals posting help and advice within this forum to work with.

Kindly post the engine model, year & serial numbers. These numbers identify the specific engine model and the parts used to build it. It also helps to determine possible problem causes.

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Old 04-14-02, 07:43 PM
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A general diagnosis would be that the carb. needs adjustment. Maybe the Idle speed screw needs adjusting, or the air/fuel ratio may be too lean or rich. Post your engine information to allow us to make a specific diagnosis.

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