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Old 10-06-2011, 01:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
Ryland
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
What probably occurred is that you left enough gas in the tank and/or the carb (over winter) for it to create residue and clog the carb. Also, if the machine is getting older, it might have been due for a carb clean out anyway, and it was coincidence that the carb happened to poop out when you put gas in it.
I tend to either run my snow blower and motorcycle out of gas before storage or drain it out the drain plug in the bottom of the carb, I've also put old gas in a small engine that had been running up to that point and had it smoke and stall and found the fix to be as easy as fresh gas, I've had that happen enough times that asking how old the gas in the tank is, tends to be one of my first questions when fixing a small engine.
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