Brand new Briggs and Stratton mower won't start

I bought a cheap mower from walmart yesterday. The first time I started it, it took about 20 pulls before it finally started. When it is warm, it starts extremely easily. But now the next day, it will not start at all. I primed it 3 times and pulled on the cord and the thing just spins(what is that thing that spins called?) It doesn't even come close to starting, it's like it's not ever trying. It is a brand new 3.75 horse briggs and stratton 90000.
every time I post a message about anything I never get a reply, so please reply, please.
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It's been my experience that the manufacturers are being overly optimistic if they think their engines will start with three pumps of the primer bulb. I give the bulb five pumps, pull once and if it doesn't fire, five more pumps and pull again. I keep doing this until it starts. Usually, seems to take 10 to 15 pumps, total, before they start. Of course, like you said, this will be unecessary once it's warmed up. Tom.
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Ok, here's a reply. Get a better mower. You bought a cheap Walmart mower, and are now suprised it doesn't run? There, I replied.
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well, ah, return it.
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I have an old (must be 15 years or more) Craftsman mower with a Tecumseh engine and have never had any problems with it. Started this Spring on the first pull. Ran a little rough for ten or fifteen seconds and then settled right down. I would buy another Craftsman / Tecumseh combination lawn mower in a flash. Des

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<< I primed it 3 times and pulled on the cord and the thing just spins >>
Prime 5 times or more. If that doesn't do it, give it a quick squirt of starting fluid (ether). No point in having a cardiac problem over the dumb mower. HTH
Joe
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If you try more primer shots and it still does not start properly, as the man said, take the darned thing back.
Walt Conner
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Nathan wrote:

Reply: bring it back to the store and get your money back.. then go to a lawnmower shop and buy a good one and tell them that you want to see it run before you leave with it.... the guys(girls) at walmart dont know anything about mowers so you cant get them to fix it for you if you have problems down the line...
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On 18 Apr 2004 14:12:58 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Nathan) wrote:

I think I may be able to help with your mower starting problem since I had the very same problem with a cheap mower also purchased from WalMart. After doing a lot of pulling the starter and a lot of cussing,I then started doing some trouble-shooting. I found that when pushing the primer button,as the instructions said,No gas was being pumped into the carburator. In order to get gas into the carburator, I had to push the button with very QUICK strokes! Hit the button with 8 to 10 QUICK strokes and it will start ,probably on the first pull. The asshole that wrote the starting instructions probable never tried to start the mower to see if they actually WORKED!! My mower now starts,usually on the first pull.After priming.using the Quick Push priming method.Hope this helps!!!!
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Put gas in it.

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take it back and get another one

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