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  1. Due to the Lack of the Admins Concerns

    I'll be absent until e-mail notifications is corrected. You folks have a nice time looking for your subject matter. I don't have enough time remaining in life to put up with the hassle.
  2. Re: briggs 12.5 starter wont engage the fly weel

    To determine if the starter pinion gear will travel up its shaft as designed to engage the ring gear, remove the starter and using jumper cables momentarily touch the + to the starter terminal and...
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    Re: Troy bilt hydro lock?

    Remove the plug wire to determine if it pulls easier.
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    Re: Toro MX5000 hard starting

    There is discussion on this forum about the 2 different types of primers. I have no idea which would be required and that's why I did the old fashion priming system that takes absolutely no thinking...
  5. Re: Family cabin woes. Just a rant, and need some input.

    QUOTE: Her brother texted my daughter and mentioned that “you guys don’t come out much anymore”. Ha!
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    He doesn't have the GUTS to...
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    Re: Toro MX5000 hard starting

    In 2008 I had a John Deere LA 135 with those exact symptoms. Fine tuned the choke adjustment several times without success. It was so aggravating to remove the air filter to prime with gasoline I...
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    Re: TB30R leveling deck

    If it were mine I'd remove the blade and do a shaft run-out check to determine if the shaft was bent. If that looked OK then I'd check to determine if the deck was bent where the shaft housing mounts.
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    Re: GXV140 Overheating

    If These 2 engines are allowed to run in a over heat condition for an extended period of time the real culprit will rear its ugly head and low octane non ethanol gas wasn't the solution. I suggest...
  9. Re: riding mower has six gears but speed doesnt change

    No, a new clutch spring won't cure the ill. What will cure the ill is free the variable sliding portion so it travels free the full designed distance with the belts removed. This may require removing...
  10. Re: No Spark from Ignition... kill circuit at fault?

    Is there a insulator in the mechanism that rotates that may have failed?
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    Re: Briggs v-twin loose valve guide

    Sometimes Knurling is a procedure to compensate for that condition. On non precision applications I've used a center punch to solve the problem by punching 3 rows of punch marks equidistant so an...
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    QUOTE: Geo1951 - After using the Primer Bulb a pull of the spark plug reveals it is dry.

    Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciate.

    Quote:Geo1951 - I do have the primer bulb with...
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    The EPA changing primer design is why the tech told be my new Echo chain saw can't be flooded with the primer but can only be flooded with the choke.
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    Re: How do deck spindles come apart?

    Any idea what the purpose of the grease is?
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    Re: mower won't re-engage

    The PTO clutch air gap may need adjustment.
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    Poll: Re: How many hours on your mower?

    Is a poll different than a survey? Either way, the cost of me filling either out went up in 2009 from $125.00 to $275.00.:laughing:
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    Re: Blades getting damaged

    Being most of us don't have a Rockwell hardness tester a file can be used as a hardness tester. Blades that can be easily filed aren't worth much. Blades that file similar to a cold chisel are more...
  18. Repairs Re: Removing Rear Wheels of Lawn Tractor

    And Chip there are others too that the factory didn't allow Bubba to squirt a little preservative on the axles.

    I took this one off by splitting the hub with my sawsall.:laughing: And I'm thinking...
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    Re: Honda GX120 dies when turning left

    I knew a fellow that had an old bob tail ford truck that did the same thing on left turns. Would never guess in a million years but it was the battery.:laughing:
  20. Re: New Blades- Scag OEM- Not Sharpened.. ?

    Many will recommend attempting to cut grass with dull blades and if they get them too sharp they grind a dull land on the edge so I doubt any dealer will touch them and as always state " THAT'S...
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    Re: Gas Can Labels - information

    OK, here is what I think will be the simplest for me, and of course it's subject to change. In the gas fill area keep a felt tip marker, a few zip ties and a plastic label of some sort to write on....
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    Re: Mower slows down

    Well shame on you for mowing wet grass.:laughing:

    Bout fall outta my chair laughing every time I read that, just like everyone lives in the hi desert of Nevada. When the over night lo temp might...
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    Re: Fast clicking w blades on

    When returning to the dealer with the complaint don't be surprised if the first words from them has something to do with the possibility of operator error. That must have been a prominent subject in...
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    Gas Can Labels - information

    It's certain many have different types of equipment ( 4 cycle - 2 cycle ) so gas of the correct nature is important to specific equipment. How do you label your gas cans as 2 or 4 cycle, maybe...
  25. Re: 24 HP Husqvarna mower will not move ....runs great but no forward or reverse.

    I see it this way. There is dust / dirt there whether you oil / grease or not. So with that in mind do we want dry dust / dirt or lubricated dust / dirt. I'll take the lubricated dust / dirt so I...
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    And We Thoiught We had a Big Mower

    Don't know bout you but mine doesn't even come close.

    https://youtu.be/x4Zrh70sQhw
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    Re: Blades getting damaged

    Sand/dirt also attributes to that if one swings out of the grass onto the sand/dirt to make turn arounds without disengaging the pto.
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    Re: YT 3000 THROWING GROUND DRIVE BELT

    With the manual PTO engagement that is often a pulley alignment problem because of the engineering of that PTO idler pulley system.
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    Re: Mower slows down

    Also make certain it isn't just the wheels spinning some from loss of traction on the slope.
  30. Re: 24 HP Husqvarna mower will not move ....runs great but no forward or reverse.

    Have you ever pulled a wheel off that appeared to have been greased during assembly at the factory?
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    Re: Lawn Help

    I recommend taking 3-4 samples from different areas to be placed in a jar to determine your soil structure then take that to your county extension service for evaluation and recommendations. There...
  32. Re: 24 HP Husqvarna mower will not move ....runs great but no forward or reverse.

    Maybe the manufacturers can learn from this. Now, if they would press a plastic bushing in the wheel hub we would never have difficulty removing a wheel because of rust.
  33. Re: Yard Machines Variable Speed Riding Mower stuck in same speed

    Have you read the operator's manual?

    IIR the one I repaired for a neighbor bout 30years ago it was determined the clutch was being used to shift to different gears 1-7. According to the manual the...
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    Re: Mower slows down

    When traveling up the incline and the ground speed slows, turn the ignition switch to off without touching anything else. Get off the tractor and check the slack in the 2 belts of the variable speed...
  35. Re: Husqvarna 24 hp mower will not move forward or reverse

    How many threads are active on this topic?

    I'm having trouble dealing with this topic. There seems to be GHOST replies to this question. Maybe he will find the key some day. I'm dun.
  36. Re: Cub Cadet pushmower surging when hot - video included

    You are correct, and it seems as if you have an engine that some student engineer spent long hours dreaming up a way to screw things up. It's not your fault because those have been around for quite...
  37. Re: 24 HP Husqvarna mower will not move ....runs great but no forward or reverse.

    The axle has a groove called a Key Seat. The hub of the wheel has a Key Way. Look in the wheel hub and you'll see that groove. Find the key that fell out when you pulled the wheel and install it in...
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    Re: Won't stay running

    First leg of the fuel's trip is from the tank to the filter. Consider checking that even though the primer says it is.
  39. Re: Cub Cadet pushmower surging when hot - video included

    A vacuum air leak is most likely at idle speed and that's the best time to check for air leaks.
  40. Re: 24 HP Husqvarna mower will not move ....runs great but no forward or reverse.

    Using a magnet you can find the square drive key in the grass often right there in close proximity where you pulled the wheel off. You'll hear it make a clank/click sound when the magnet locates it....
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    Repairs Re: Disk brakes - model 917.289253

    I've seen what I assumed experienced mechanics do this type of pulling completely wrong more times than not. They heat nearly cherry red where the piece is stuck then put the pullers on. By this time...
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    Re: No E-Mails again

    Thanks
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    Repairs Re: Disk brakes - model 917.289253

    It's good to see progress.

    Now you qualify for removing a 4 ft. diameter Bull Wheel from a 2" shaft with 2 rose bud tipped torches heating for bout a half hour. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Looking for manual

    In the interim, rather than choking it to death, consider locating the magneto ground wire, often located on the side of the engine, and killing it with a screwdriver by grounding the mag. Or to kill...
  45. Re: Riding Mower Blade Mess Up - Deere LA-115

    That can be corrected with a heavy flat washer welded on each side of the poorly original designed hole then bored to shaft size. Grease occasionally applied on the shaft extends the life of that...
  46. Re: Riding Mower Blade Mess Up - Deere LA-115

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    Moving the tensioning arm only makes expected mechanical noises but I'm still concerned about the 'looseness' of the tensioner pulley bracket. Not knowing if it should have a bit of up and...
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    Re: Good for Another Season

    And I can't do what I did 9 years ago either.:laughing:

    I ran across this post while searching "subscribed threads" and mainly posted it to determine if I was receiving email notifications. NOPE,...
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    Re: No E-Mails again

    Do you see the words "My Home" below the green bar in the screen shot pic I posted? I don't.
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    Re: Good for Another Season

    Maybe that's why we still live about 150 west of Tulsa.:laughing:
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    Re: JimmyDandBelle

    Welcome Jimmy and the Mrs too. I hope cutting grass is still as much fun when you are an old man. I've an abundance of wildlife here the past 40 years but with population encroachment it has dwindled...
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