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Posted: 7/24/2013 3:08:47 PM EDT
Push mower.  Worked fine last time.  Now it starts,  then promptly quits.

Has gas flow to carb,  float lets gas in, stops flow when you raise float.  No water in gas/carb.  New spark plug.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:16:09 PM EDT
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Check oil level.  Hondas shut down when low on oil.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:17:43 PM EDT
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Main jet is plugged up. All the gas in the world going to the carb doesn't mean jack when it can't get from the carb to the combustion chamber.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:21:37 PM EDT
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bingo, I bet this is your problem
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:27:00 PM EDT
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bingo, I bet this is your problem
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bingo, I bet this is your problem


Wouldn't even fire up if the oil was low.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:38:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:42:07 PM EDT
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bingo, I bet this is your problem


Wouldn't even fire up if the oil was low.


It is a basic push mower.  It  does not have an oil sensor.

I'll  check the jet opening.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:15:31 AM EDT
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Ethanol is your lawn mower's best friend
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:37:52 PM EDT
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Fixed.............
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:10:27 PM EDT
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Pulled the carb,  ran some carb cleaner & a fine wire up the jet, & voila'  it worked.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:11:33 PM EDT
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Pulled the carb,  ran some carb cleaner & a fine wire up the jet, & voila'  it worked.

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Pulled the carb,  ran some carb cleaner & a fine wire up the jet, & voila'  it worked.



I have been there done that....... A few times.



 
Link Posted: 7/27/2013 1:52:12 PM EDT
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bingo, I bet this is your problem


Wouldn't even fire up if the oil was low.

yes it would, it would fire up because the oil was high enough for the sensor then when running the oil would "stick" to the rotating parts lowering the level of the oil causing it to turn off. even my cheap B&S push mower has low oil shutoff.
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