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Richard    Posted 07-06-2003 at 15:36:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 16Hp riding mower. I can start it with full choke but when i open the choke it will die unless I close the choke again. Can someone help with this problem? Thanks,Richard. By the way it is a B&S engine!

Salmoneye    Posted 07-07-2003 at 02:43:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
As stated below, leave the carb alone till you determine that there is good gas flow...

If you have good gas flow, then spray some WD-40 around the carb gaskets, throttle/choke shafts, and the mating surface to the intake...If it smoothes out for a second or two you have an air leak...If not THEN start looking at the carb internals...

Jimbob    Posted 07-06-2003 at 18:21:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe the carb is dirty inside including the main jet.

JoeK    Posted 07-06-2003 at 17:34:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is fuel tank gravity feed(front),or rear mounted?My rear tank models have fuel pump,on one its on carb,other hangs on fan shroud,vaccuum operated.When pump gets weak,it can't pull gas from tank.Kits are available to rebuild.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 07-06-2003 at 16:41:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
How long has it been since you changed the fuel filter? Could it be restricting the fuel enough to cause you to have to use the choke to keep it running.

buck    Posted 07-06-2003 at 16:29:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

a few questions. Is the engine a twin cylinder, how old and does the carb have a large bolt head on the right side near the base of the carb.

Clod    Posted 07-06-2003 at 21:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lean mixture.Those guys above seem to have covered the possibilities.But if you remove the rubber line at carb,(IF gravity fed from tank) It should flow gas fairly fast.If not,Leave carb alone the find the restriction.Filter? Or where line connects to tank.You can blow it back in tank if restricted.(Go upline from filter ).Beware of the dangers of gas fumes.

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