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Problem :- Briggs and Strattion 6HP Pull Start Engine

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Problem :- Briggs and Strattion 6HP Pull Start Engine for MINI TRANSPORTER IBEA IBT 500, Engine starts for 3 seconds then cuts off. You wait 30 seconds and the exact happens again it will not start if you dont leave it for about 30 seconds in between but it will only start for about 3 seconds then cuts off. Please could you give me some ideas that i could try. Thanks. Mark Kubicki
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Engine model number? Have you checked the carburetor needle valve? If this engine has carburetor with all metal needle, and not needle with rubber tip, it will have seat for needle in the upper passage, where it has tendency to swell from ethanol fuel and can become restricted, and fule does not flow through it. If this is the case, the needle valve and the seat need to be renewed. Fuel is not sufficient to keep engine running