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Default Briggs & Stratton 5 hp compression

I am still perplexed as to why the engine will only run with choke on. i was thinking it might be bad valves that weren't providing enough pressure to suck the gas in when the choke is off.

so i hooked up a compression tester and got about 65 p.s.i.

i did a look up and that is supposed to be good. so now i am thinking it has to do with something in the carb. something just aint right because it's not sucking enough with the choke off to pull in the gas.
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It sounds like your engine is starving for fuel.

It's gotta be something clogging up your carb somewhere then. Have you taken everything apart on the carb and cleaned it?
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