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Manage My Life

why does my lawn mower engine start fine but quickly stutter and die, even with plenty of gas in the tank?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
June 1st, 2010

I own a Sears Craftsman 3.5 hp 20" rotary mower, Model #917.380310.
Mower starts up and runs fine for awhile, but then starts to sputter and will die. If I hit the choke balloon a few times it'll start right up again, run for a few minutes -- and die.
Hoping it was something easy, I pulled the spark plug, cleaned and gapped it and replaced it, but the problem persists.
I'm thinking maybe a clogged fuel line?
Mower's got plenty of gas.

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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Manage My Life
david my mower does the same i have a917377563
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June 1st, 2010
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