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Mini-mac will start and run5 seconds then dies,will not start again. has fresh fuel in tank. whats wrong?

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If the exhaust is partially blocked with carbon it will act this way, try cleaning the muffler ,or poss the carb may need rebuild,if it had gas sitting in it for a while it will eat up the carb diaphram

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