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B&S Carb won't prime but runs otherwise
Hello Pros...I bow to your expertise.
I have a Craftsman 6 hp self propelled lawnmower with B&S engine. I have been having this problem with the carb. It just won't prime and start unless i spray fuel directly into the carb (after taking the airfilter out). I have removed the carb, thoroughly cleaned it including the brass nut at the bottom. I have also changed the gasket that sits between the prime plate (sorry, I can't think of a better name) where the prime bulb is located. I have also ensured the fuel lines are ok, the spark plug is clean, the blade is sharp etc.
But once it runs (after i spray gas directly into the carb), it runs fine until I shut it down and again back to square one, it doesn't start again.
Please guide me. Its becoming a prestige issue now ;(