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I have a 16.5 hp briggs and stratton, if i put gas directly into carb it will start and runs fine, but if i shut it off and let it sit it won';t restart it will just crank, then if i put more gas directly in to carb it starts no problem. any help is appreciated. thanks Jim
 

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Hello Jim,
Possibly a partially-plugged fuel filter? It gives you a hard time getting enough fuel to start, but once started, pulls enough to continue running.
Also, does your engine have a fuel pump? It may not be working.
 

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I did disconnect the gas line and cranked it seems like gas is pumping, I'll change the filter and see if that helps. Thanks
 

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Jim:
Does your carby have a fuel shutoff solenoid on the bottom of the bowl?, if so, this may have failed and with the needle not opening, this wont allow fuel to flow through the jets.
 
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