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L110 Surging at Idle

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Hi all,

Lately when I start I really need to mess with the throttle to keep the thing running. RPM's go up and down. I hadn't noticed this until just the last few weeks.

Heres' what I know.

I am the original owner since early 2000's.

I have cleaned or replaced the air filter a few times and maybe the plug once.

I haven't needed to run it much lately since the snow is finally over (hopefully).

I have around 420 hours on it.
I have used it to mow a smallish yard and blow out the snow in the winter.
It has been quite cold here lately below freezing for a week or so.
I have replaced the gas filter within the last year.
I do notice that the filter is never full of gas. 50% full at best.
I have never cleaned the carb or used any additives.
The engine hasn't given me any issues up until now.

Does this sound like a dirty carb? Bad pump?
Water ice in the lines?

Should I be looking into getting some Seafood or other additive in there. What is the best way to get water out of the lines.

Any advice would be appreciated?

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I did check the vent on the gas cap and it seems fine.

Any help?
Thanks everyone.

Where do you like to purchase carb kits?

Any thoughts on using some Seafoam in the machine?

My first post said Seafood and not Seafoam. I tried getting some shrimp in the gas tank but they just sat there and complained.

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