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Re: lawnmower repair

Subject: Re: lawnmower repair
From: Mark Andy <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:31:42 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, wrote:
> lawnmower having issues.  does not like to idle.  will rev up and down 
> then spontaneously die.  playing with a thingy (tm) on the carb makes it 
> not die.  the thingy(tm), if I had to guess, seems to control what would 
> be the slide, were it on a carb on one of my bikes.  it seems to be 
> spring-loaded, and if I hold it back, the engine will rev.  throttle 
> pinned the whole time, fwiw.
> somebody take a guess--there's only six moving parts on the thing, 
> eventually you'll get it.  I'm just terrified because last time I want 
> through this (I'd just ported and rebuilt an rz350 bad 
> could briggs do me?) I ended up having to drag said briggs to the local 
> mower shop and pay $120 to watch the mouth-breather assemble it in 5 
> minutes.  with an cardboard-and-aluminum-foil head-gasket, I think.  I 
> can't go back.

Take the carb apart.  Blow carb cleaner through all the passages.  Put the 
carb back together & try it.

This nearly always fixes any "yard motor" issues I have.  And you usually 
can do it with an adjustable wrench and screwdriver... :-)

Past that, I can't help.


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