Can anyone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong/what is wrong with my rotavator. I was given it a year back by someone who didn't need it anymore, I was told that it was in full working order, this was from a family friend who I have no reason not to believe. I didn't start the thing but put it straight into my garage.
Took it out the other day to start it up, it started but then only ran for maybe, 5-10 seconds befor cutting out. I left it for 2 minutes and it did exactly the same. I've done everything I can think of after googling rotavator starting problems, drained and replaced the petrol, blew through the fuel line, cleaned the carb, checked the needle float, changed the oil and changed the spark plug.
After doing the above it again will run for 5-10 seconds, cuts out and then has to be left for a minute or so before it will fire up for the next 5-10 seconds.
I'm not mechanically minded at all but am fairly practical so I'm happy I've put everthing back in the right order, however, the things I've done have been from blindly following youtube videos t=rather than any mechanical knowledge of my own.
The rotavator is a Honda F315 if that helps - any input/advice greatfully recieved.