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Won't run. Seems not to be getting gas. If I put fuel into carb while cranking it will fire but won't keep running once the fuel in carb is burnt of. Is this a fuel pump problem & if so what does it look like? All I see is a round black device. This engine is on a Miller Bobcat 225. Engine Model # CH235 Engine Ser # 3622107261

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Sounds like a fuel pump to me.

Posted on Sep 24, 2011

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