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10323 Dies

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A guy contacted me about my "Lawn-Boy Mowers Wanted" posting on Craigslist - said he had a 10323 that would just die on him - sometimes after a few passes, sometimes got to actually finish cutting. Said he never knew whether it was going to run long enough to cut the whole yard so he went and bought a new mower. He sold me the 10323 for $10!

I got it cleaned up and snapped some pics, but didn't try cutting with it until today. Just like he described - I got about 3 passes around the perimeter of the backyard and the thing died. I primed several times and got it to start back up, but it wouldn't stay running.

This is my first time with a problem like this one - any ideas? Ignition coil? Spark plug? I know for certain that the carb needs some work - guy didn't have the air box cover on completely - filter was nasty. Additionally, this morning I discovered that the float is set incorrectly (there was a puddle of fuel on the floor under it the mower.)

Just looking for the best starting point on this dying 10323 problem. I appreciate your time and advice.


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Make sure the gas tank is clean first,clean the carb thoroughly,and it sounds like you need a new needle and seat right off the bat,that should clear up your puddle problem,if not just put a shut-off switch on it and keep it on off when you put it away.Good luck with it.
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