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Hi all,Got a 3.5 hp briggs and stratton engine on a water pump. It will only run if the choke is on at least 3/4. Any ideas before I ruin my saturday? I'm sure there is a simple answer,I'm just to close to the problem to see it, thanks in advance,Daryll
-- Daryll (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2001
Have you checked the sparkplug and airfilter? It might help to put a new plug and filter on it and a little carb cleaner in the gas.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), May 19, 2001.
Sounds to me like it's getting too much air, so there might be a leak??? Or it's running to rich so you could adjust the jets on the carb. Good luck. I hate small engines. They hate me, too!
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2001.
Hi Guys, It was an air leak. Thanks for the help. Daryll
-- Daryll (email@example.com), May 19, 2001.