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My lawnmower needed a new carburetor. The ones on Amazon are between fifteen and twenty dollars each. The ones made by Briggs and Stratton, the people who made the lawnmower engine are about 10 times as much. So I bought the Amazon one, put it on, and adjusted the idle screw.

It was either too low; the lawnmower would hardly keep running, or it was so high that the engine takes four times as much gas to mow the lawn. Plus, it sounds like it’s going to tear itself apart.

So what do I do?

Do I go back to Amazon and maybe pick up another $20 one, or go to Briggs and Stratton and pay 10 times as much?