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Kawasaki FC290V only runs with starter fluid
I'm working on my John Deere RX73. After finally getting the no spark figured out. I put everything back together. Had some trouble getting it started but after some adjustments on the carb, it fired up and ran fine except for burning oil. Drained it and refilled to the right amount and that straightened out.
I was testing the transmission to make sure the mower would drive properly. After doing so I out it back into neutral. Then the engine started to big down a couple times before eventually shutting off completely. Now I can't get it started again unless I throw some carb cleaner or starter fluid in the intake. I thought maybe the float or needle valve was bad so I just put on a whole new carb. Still cant get it started. I'm wondering if maybe the engine flooded. Any thoughts?