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Hello,

I have a push mower (Weed Eater brand). I didn't need to use it last year, so it just sat.

Now I am trying to get it started, and am having problems. The lawnmower will crank for 3-4 seconds and then dies. I appears to be using the gas that I pumped into with the little bulb pump, but then runs out of fuel, perhaps.

I've changed the spark plug, tried it without pumping it, pumping it a lot, changed the oil, dumped out the gas and replaced the gas - always the same behavior.

Any help in troubleshooting why the engine only stays cranked for a few seconds would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My first guess would be that the carb got clogged up while sitting. Try adding some Seafoam to the new gas you've put in it, and if possible try dribbling a bit of it into the carb throat during that little burst of running you get when you prime it. Next step would be to clean the carb.
 
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