By johnvt from Burlington, VT
Look for a sticking valve in your carburetor. try spraying it down with carb cleaner. Sounds like youve got a needle sticking open, and it cant compensate with the fuel, flooding itself out.
My riding mower will start on choke, but when I try to accelerate the mower cuts off. I have cleaned the gas tank and put in a new gas line and filter. I have also put in a new air filter, taken the carburetor off and cleaned it. Does anyone have any more ideas?
You said you cleaned carburetor, yet you may have to put in a new kit. Check the carb float for proper setting. Check fuel cap breather hole for obstruction. If all of above are OK, check compression. You may have to overhaul the engine.
I've had to clean carburetors more than once before and make sure that all small holes are cleaned really good. Take a sharp pin or needle and clean them out. Make sure there isn't any rust on the flywheel. Make sure the needle valve in carburetor is moving freely. Make sure governor linkage isn't bent. Good luck. (09/23/2005)
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