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I have Sears mower 917.377991 with engine 143.996704. Symptom is hard to start and when it starts only runs for 2-4 seconds. Is Bowl replacement in order?

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Hi Jimsd, Since your immediate help you can visit our I attached the link below. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
June 21st, 2010
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scott d
It's a good possibility the carburetor may need adjusting or cleaning. I recommend having a technician make any repairs to the carburetor. Some other checks you can make are:

Check the air filter

Make sure the gas is not stale

Check the spark plug wire and spark plug

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears’s technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:

Sears Home Services

by scott d Earned 3,484 community points in Lawn Mowers
June 21st, 2010
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