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RE: lawnmower repair

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Subject: RE: lawnmower repair
From: "Gordie's Garage" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 17:59:13 -0400
Subject: Re: lawnmower repair


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.

I had a similar problem with my 12hp Kohler.  It would rev, but then would
die.  Usually would start right up though.
Anyway, disassembled and cleaned carb, no change. I then put Seafoam in
fuel, oil, and through carb.  Ran it for 45min or so with no problem.  Drove
it around a bit with no problem, and it's run flawlessly since.
No financial interest, just a fan.


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