Hard to start 5.5 HP mower - on billygoat walk behind leaf pickup

blakeas

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I have an older 5.5 HP billy goat leaf pickup machine. Since it is old, I put in a new carb, new spark plug and new air filter. The only way I can get it to start and run if I spray starting fluid in the intake. once it starts it runs just fine. However, as soon as I turn it off and try to start it it will not start - even when I stop and then try and start it again right away. What do I do now? the engine is getting fuel since it is running. What else should I change out?
 

Scrubcadet10

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What's the engine model number?
Did you replace the carburetor because of this issue? Or did it start after the new carb?
 

cpurvis

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I have an older 5.5 HP billy goat leaf pickup machine. Since it is old, I put in a new carb, new spark plug and new air filter. The only way I can get it to start and run if I spray starting fluid in the intake. once it starts it runs just fine. However, as soon as I turn it off and try to start it it will not start - even when I stop and then try and start it again right away. What do I do now? the engine is getting fuel since it is running. What else should I change out?

If it will start with starting fluid and won't without, it's a carburetor issue.
 
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