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Rick, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.
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Small engine lawnmower purchased from TESCO last year. Mower

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Small engine lawnmower purchased from TESCO last year. Mower starts but then cuts out after a few seconds
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.

Remove the carburetor float bowl and clean the float and needle valve and the main jet, the post through the center of th carburetor with spray carburetor cleaner. This would seem to be a carburetor that is gummed up. Here is a basic carburetor link.-----

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The small engine on this TESCO machine is described as a '98.5 OHV 4 stroke engine' and does not appear to be a Briggs and Stratton. There is an illustration of the lawnmower in 'Tesco Direct 'website and this might help you identify engine.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.
Engine model is not necessary. all carburetors have same type parts. Does yours have a float bowl? Same principal as the link I sent.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.




Sorry but I am not familiar with workings of engine. I know where carburetor is on the machine but I am unable to get at it. Don't have appropriate tools to dismantle. Probably best if I leave lawnmower with suitable service engineer. Thanks for your help.



Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 years ago.
OK, sometimes best to get expert help. Thanks for the reply.