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Nothing leads to a garden dying quicker than not enough water. Plants need water to help them process nutrients in the soil and to grow and produce fruit. If your garden isn`t getting enough water, the plants will slowly begin to shut down.
The most common cause of early seedling death is “damping-off,” a fungal disease which affects the new plant stem just at soil level. The stem becomes brown, rots and the little plant topples over and dies. Damping-off fungi are more of a problem in cold soils with poor drainage, and in conjunction with overwatering.
There are many reasons for sudden plant death, including gopher damage, microscopic nematodes that attack plant roots, too much fertilizer and so on. In the vast majority of cases, the cause is as simple as too much or too little water.
A lack of nutrients can cause a plant to grow slowly. This is because the plant cannot produce the energy it needs to grow. Essential nutrients are important for all plants, but they are especially important for young plants that are growing new leaves or flowers.
Plants growing in soil that is too wet suffer from a lack of oxygen which leads to the death of roots and a loss of vigor in the plant. Stunted slow growth with yellowing leaves is a symptom of over watering. Plants may suffer from leaf scorch or leaf burn.
Overwatered plants can sometimes recover on their own, but it depends on the plant and the extent of the overwatering. If the roots have rotted, the plant will likely not recover. However, if the overwatering has only caused the leaves to wilt, the plant may be able to bounce back.
Anything that inhibits roots from absorbing enough water — or supplying it to the plant fast enough — can lead to unsightly brown tips. This includes providing the plant with too much water, too little water or too much fertilizer.
Brown tips or margins often indicate drought in spring or summer. Young growth is particularly susceptible. It may also indicate establishment failure. This is particularly common where dry weather follows spring planting, prior to new roots developing into the surrounding soil.

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Starts and runs for about 10 seconds then dies
ANSWER : Check the fuel lines for holes or cracks if they are fine then a carb kit may be needed

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Starts, runs, and dies…starts, runs and dies…starts, runs, an
ANSWER : Sounds like a common fuel problem you need to remove carb & fuel tank and unless you can get a compressor they need a good blast out you may even take carb apart & check diaghram they have very small jets in fact most lawnmower shops have a sonic bath for this

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I have a Pouan Pro. I can start it but then when I give it gas it seems to have no power. It doesn’t die, just gets no power. Occasionally it revs.
ANSWER : It may well be running too rich because the air filter is blocked, remove the filter and just try the revs again free running, if ok, clean/replace the filter.

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Starts then dies – Ryobi 30cc 17" String Trimmer Zrry30530 Wcurve Shaft
ANSWER : Have a look at these 2 tips:http://www.fixya.com/support/r9230929-weed_eater_strimmer_will_not_starthttp://www.fixya.com/support/r9762653-strimmer_lawn_edger_trimmer_run

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Toro personal pace mower will not stay started?
ANSWER : If ir starts and runs for only a few seconds it’s a dirty carb/bad gas. Drain the fuel system and use FRESH gas; change out your fuel supply monthly to avoid “phase separation” issues. If it runs for several minutes and then dies it is possibly a sticking valve. Do a compression check cold and after it stalls to confirm. Hope this helps

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While running blower starts dying down in power going up and bown and cuts off
ANSWER : I wonder if it is starting to seize. Have you been using cheap ethanol gas. Or have you done research online for gas stations that sell real gas? If you don’t use real gas on a 2 stroke engine it will over heat and eventually burn the valve and cause distortion all over. It will eventually seize.http://pure-gas.org/

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Depress clutch, start mower, let out on clutch mower dies. Will run if parking brake is set. Turn blade on dies, put in gear dies. Could it be the switch on the seat?
ANSWER : Almost certainly it is the park break switch,i would start there.

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Starts runs a couple of minutes then dies – Echo Gas Blower 135 MPH390 CFM Blower PB250
ANSWER : It
sounds like you have a bad Ignition Coil (Module). This is how they act
when they start going bad. When they get warm, they quit. Some will
last up to 20 minutes before they shut down. You can sometimes find a
used one pretty cheap at a small engine shop.Jim

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