Always the carburetion, it seems.
Last snow, a month or so ago, ran fine, a Sears "6.0 hp" ditty. Today, it would run for only 10 sec, and would have to constantly be re-primed and started. Choke is OK, full gas. Once in a blue moon it would run for a minute, but not under load.
I could actually sort of see the primed gas spill out of the carb, which would apparently fuel the engine for a while. Seems that the running engine couldn't draw it's own gas.
Any links for how-to's on small gas engine repair? I won't be rebuilding innards, but I would at least like to know when/how to fix "the fixable", and when to just give up.
I gave away a fairly expensive Ariens, with carb problems... the local tool rental place, that fixes small engines all the time, couldn't get that thing to run right....
Yet, I saw a guy today, with an Ariens that was so smooth I thought it was electric, from a distance.