Originally Posted by Restrorob
Clean the holes in the bowl nut, This is also the main jet. Also replace this torn gasket.
Thanks a lot. I called my step dad to get some advice on that mower. He had me take off the carb, take it apart and spray out the jets. Its running fine now but I'm sure replacing that gasket is a good step too. I'll do that once I get the part.
For those that have this problem: Leaving a mower to sit and not starting it during its dormancy allows the fuel to dry up in the carb and its jets. This makes a sort of varnish that will clog it up. Get some carb cleaner, take your carb apart and spray everything out until the cleaner runs through the jets clearly.
I appreciate both of your advice. Thanks a lot for the help.