Question about Poulan 42-Inch Steel Deck 17.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 6 Speed

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My 97 poulan lawn tractor runs strong for a few min. then acts like it;s running out of gas and dies out. I changed the plug ,fuel filter and added fresh gas to no avail. the air cleaner looks good as does the plug wire, I had mowed 1/3 of the lawn with no problems shut it off and went in for 10 Min when I came back out to continue the troble started

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It sounds like you have some debris or water in the carberator. You can drain the bowl easily depending on the style of carb. Most newer units take a 7/16 or 1/2 inch opened end wrench and just loosen the bowl bolt or valve whichever it might be until you get fuel or fluid flow. If there is water or other debris I recommend dumping the tank and flushing the fuel system with a good carb cleaner.

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