Oh great guru...

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Mon Oct 17 16:38:45 PDT 2011

Oh yes, and first check for spark. Pull plug. Ground. In shade. Pull cord. Look for blue spark. No spark, no boom.

On Oct 17, 2011, at 5:07 PM, Mark Rosenkrantz wrote:

> Carb cleaner, but there could be a bad fuel line (especially if ethanol gas
> was used), bulb, primer, filter, etc.  Spark, fuel, and air.
> Drain the fuel, check the lines, clean the carb with spray, refill and
> should be good-to-go!
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Robert Myers <bob at chips-ur-s.com> wrote:
>> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(r) Pro*
>> Hi Y'all,
>> It looks like my neighbor thinks I know something about engines.  One thing
>> I don't know (among oh so many) is how to solve his problem.   He has a
>> nearly new condition but long stored self propelled lawn mower which will
>> briefly fire up when he yanks on the starter cord but then it dies almost
>> immediately.  My suggestion to him was to put some Sta-Bil in the fuel tank
>> back when he more stored the machine a while back.  Somehow that didn't help
>> him a whole lot this week.  ;-)
>> I suspect that the carburetor is fouled with varnish from old fuel.  What
>> might I suggest to him as a product which might dissolve such deposits and
>> allow him to get his machine running again?  Carb cleaner maybe?
>> Bob
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