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Rick, Small Engine Technician
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I have Series 500 158cc lawnmower.The engine will start easily

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I have Series 500 158cc lawnmower.The engine will start easily enough after priming but only for a couple of seconds after which it cuts out.If you prime it again it starts but again cuts out.Obviously some problem on the fuel supply but where do I start?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.

When did it last run? Remove the carburetor bowl and see if the float is moving the needle valve, when needle valve drops with float,fuel should enter the bowl. I assume you have fuel to the carburetor. Here is a basic Briggs carburetor link. ---