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B&S 4.75 hp engine starts but does not run

\015 Engine mounted on my BE pressure washer starts after priming but does not continue to run, simply stops running - governor appears to be ok - spark plug was cleaned - has fuel\015

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Sounds like a dirty carb
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B&S 4.75 hp engine starts but does not run


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