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    Re: No Spark Blues!

    :welcome::welcome::welcome:

    The first bit of advice is please do not post the same post in multiple sections of the forum.
    It gets people trying to help you very confused.

    the second thing is...
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    Re: No Spark Blues

    :welcome:

    The first bit of advice is please do not post the same post in multiple sections of the forum.
    It gets people trying to help you very confused.
    For those who want to help please leave...
  3. Thread: SRM-225

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    Re: SRM-225

    There are 3 cut outs in the bottom of the piston.
    One opens the inlet port to the carburettor so the new charge can get into the crankcase

    There are two more, one either side of the piston to...
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    Re: Equipment by Brand - Other

    If you want to review it or just sing it's praises then General Forum / buying & pricing is where it might belong.
    Being a reel push mower there can not be much in the way of maintenance & repair...
  5. Thread: SRM-225

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    Re: SRM-225

    You are getting into very esoteric type things to check now.
    If the mixture is fine and the butterfly opens fully and the timing is correct then it can only be a gas flow problem or a faulty...
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    Re: Ferris 61"Deck Chewing Belts

    The good thing about belts is the wear pattern will tell you exactly why the belt failed and from that you can work out where to look .
    The problem with forums is we are looking at a screen and do...
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    Re: Kohler CH740 power issues.

    Kohler parts are what I would call a reasonable price ( Briggs parts are under priced & Kawakasi parts tend towards over priced ) .
    Some will say Kohler parts are expensive so pull the parts out ,...
  8. Re: HRR216TDA 3 speed drive stuck in 3rd gear

    Because of the way the cables lay it is very common to have them rust solid within the outer case.
    The throttle is generally the bad one.
    Being a laid up type cable it can only pull and needs the...
  9. Re: Garden Tractor Craftsman Model 917275285

    Triple ditto on the seat switch.
    Because of all of the brain dead morons who post videos of how to bypass the switches a lot of the newer ones can not be bypassed short of cutting the wires between...
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    Re: Toro Clone Engine Is Killing Me Help!

    If you are just sorting out a single thread and will probably never need it again then the cheap & cheerful method is to get a nut & cut it in 1/2 length ways .
    Sharpen the cut face by rubbing on a...
  11. Re: 10% Ethanol Fuel Problems Kills 2 cycle engines ETC

    Sort of what Tony said.
    However there is a bit more to it.

    There are two problems with plain unleaded fuel
    One is the reduction of the amount of aromatics over time because they evaporate &...
  12. Re: Husqvarna LTH18538 wont start pls help

    Remote starter solenoids come 2 ways
    1) 3 post , 2 for the battery / starter cable + 1 x 12 V trigger the body is ground
    2) 4 post , 2 for the battery / starter cable + 1 x 12 V trigger + 1 x...
  13. Re: Husqvarna LTH18538 wont start pls help

    Floyd.
    Following is my standardized test for diagnosing mower problems
    If you would like assistance from me then please do all of them exactly as written and post the results.

    I have some...
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    Re: Toro Clone Engine Is Killing Me Help!

    Check the valves again.
    I could not even remember just how many have come into the shop with an impossible to fix mower that they had spent near $1000 on replacing everything that bolts on.
    It...
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    Engine Re: Stubborn STT61-26DFI

    Your problem is in the cranking circuit as you have already worked out.
    You will need to work through it and it is a PIA to do.
    Somewhere in the loop is a broken wire or bad switch or short to...
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    Re: Maybe Anybody Can Start Any Mower

    All you have to do is ask.
    The forum owners know & appreciate the difficulties in bringing small inventions to market.
    They seem to be pretty flexiable and will allow you to direct people how to...
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    Re: FH721V will not start

    In that case either the valves are out of adjustment or the cam shaft is not turning,
    Time to remove the rocker covers and the plugs then slowly rotate the engine and check the operation of the...
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    Re: Honda HF2315 cutting out

    Start with your owners handbook.
    Usually only 2 things cause a beep
    Low oil or full catcher
  19. Re: Kohler Confidant ZT740 Rocker Arms lash adjusters backing off.

    Long posts are really good.
    The more information we have the better we can diagnose the problems

    Sounds very much like the PO has cooked the heads good & proper.
    Check the free length of the...
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    Re: Toro Clone Engine Is Killing Me Help!

    Do the vale lash exactly how the manual says
    The longest & hardest part is cleaning the old gasket / sealant off the rocker cover
    And remember you are not mooring the USS Missouri.
    Go for the...
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    Re: Toro Clone Engine Is Killing Me Help!

    As previously mentione the only big problem I have had with the Loncin engines on push mowers is the housing for the bake & cut out switch warping so the switch did not allow a spark to happen.
    I...
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    Re: FH721V will not start

    remove the spark plugs, spray a little carb cleaner or put a 1/2 teaspoon of fuel down each plug hole.
    Replace the plugs with new ones and crank the engine.
    If it fires the spark timing is OK
    Then...
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    The engine & the transmission have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
    A clicking solenoid usually means a bad connection , power or ground or a flat battery.
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    Re: Toro Clone Engine Is Killing Me Help!

    There are 2 two ways to fix an engine
    1) toss new parts in till you fall over what is wrong
    2) diagnose what is wrong then fix it.

    Now the engine runs fine without the blower housing off but...
  25. Re: Exmark Quest 24 H.P. B & S Engine to 20 H.P. Kohler wiring

    Before you pull the old motor take the blower housing off and tag where the wires go.
    Magneto, carb solenoid, alternator etc etc
    When you put the new engine in pull its blower housing and connect...
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    Re: FL1500LE Weed Eater blower

    Get yourself a Mityvac.
    The plastic ones are OK provided you never let fuel get in them.
    I started off with a brake bleeder for vacuum & a bulb pump for pressure.
    And wile they did work, using the...
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    Re: old craftsman weedeater 358.796122

    Two things come to mind.
    Dougand got the first .
    The other, particularly as this is an old old machine, crank case seals.

    We know it stars fine if you put fuel into the cylinder, lets see what...
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    Re: Z force 48

    Sounds like an obstruction to the fuel system somewhere.
    When the blades are running the the throttle is open wider so the engine needs more fuel.

    Start with removing the float bowl and checking...
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    Re: FL1500LE Weed Eater blower

    Have you done a primary pressure / vacuum test ?
    leaking crankshaft seals will make the engine near impossible to start.
    Strait compression tests are not particularly useful on hand held two...
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    Re: Clutch/brake problem

    For your mower the manual is the 4th in this list ( Must have book 2 ) https://www.mymowerparts.com/pdf/MTD-Service-Repair-Manuals/
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    Re: Broken belt blade Poulan pro 22HP

    There are lots of things that can cause a belt to break and various different ways it can brake .
    We need some photos of the belt and in particular the spot where it broke.
  32. Thread: SRM-225

    by bertsmobile1
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    Re: SRM-225

    No.
    I do not have a big enough ego to be bothered and do not see my job as educating the entire planet.
    I do show customers what I do and explain why I do it because it should not be secret service...
  33. Thread: SRM-225

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    Re: SRM-225

    Unfortunately the big egos go to all sorts of efforts to make sure their videos come up top when you do a You tube or google search.
    As THEY are what is important , not your problem the videos are...
  34. Thread: SRM-225

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    Re: SRM-225

    Despite what 9,999 your tube experts say
    Never reuse the diaphragms & gaskets from a cube carb.
    The old ones will have compressed and your chances of getting a good seal are not particularly high....
  35. Re: Wheel Diameter Upgrade, Need Wider Axle (Yard Vac)

    If the wheels are held on with a bolt. drill the bolt hole a bit deeper then get a grade 9 cap head bolt to fit in it.
    make a spacer to extend the axel the desired length.
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    Re: Kohler CH740 power issues.

    As fish mentioned the milky colour is water and common to find it in rocker boxes where water can condense overnight depending upon the local weather conditions, nothing much to worry about unless...
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    Re: Crankshaft Oil Seal Installation Issue

    You are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
    Take the sump along to your local bearing supplier alone with the measurement of the crankshaft
    Ask them for a seal to fit.
    If you ask them nicely a...
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    Re: KOHLER MV18S NO-START COLD

    The magneto magnets are on the outside.
    They produce the spark.
    The magnets on the inside produce the electricity for recharging the battery.
    Neither has anything to do with the other.
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    Re: KOHLER MV18S NO-START COLD

    Yes you very well could have been penny wise & pound foolish.
    There is a lot of junk out there
    Pull the kill wire off the coil and see if you still have no spark.
    Should that be the case then the...
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    Re: Crankshaft Oil Seal Installation Issue

    In the first photo the oil seal is way too deep.
    Usually they would go in about 1/16" or so below the top edge of the hole so they are just not flush with the face of the hole to avoid mechanical...
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    Re: Synthetic oil

    You can.
    There is absolutely no advantage in using synthetic oil in an old engine designed to run on normal refined oil but it will not hurt your engine.
    Just try to keep within the recommended...
  42. Re: If it's Not the Governor, Why Is It Over Revving?

    Start the engine and work the governor arm by hand.
    If you can keep the engine running at the correct speeds then it is a governor problem.
    As the engine is a bit long in the tooth it could just be...
  43. Re: 1962 Briggs horizontal. Where does this spring go?

    We are drifting a bit off course but for these situations I use a 2" long ratchet with a hex head to take power screwdriver bits.
    Add a few extensions and they are great.
    Finding a driver with a...
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    Re: Toro Timecutter Z4200 wire id

    It would be nice if people would give the forum members the full story.
    The fuel shut off solenoid is missing from the bottom of that carb.
    So either the carb or the entire engine has been swapped....
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    Re: Kohler CH740 power issues.

    Before you go ripping the engine out test the governor
    Start by resetting it then go for a test mow
    If it is no better then put a length of string / wire on the governor arm so you can manually...
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    Re: 15HP Command CV426 Won't Start

    Start with nice new plugs.
    Now spray a VERY SMALL AMOUNT of carb cleaner down the plug hole. replace the plug and crank the engine.
    If it fires then the spark timing is good.
    If it backfires out...
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    Re: Countax C800H won't turn over

    Every mower has a brake switch somewhere.
    So you will need to do some more investigating.
    They put them in all sorts of funny places so follow the wires.
    If you can get a parts breakdown then look...
  48. Re: Echo PB-256L Blower Dies Abruptly after running for a few minutes ....

    Mike, buy an orange in line spark tester and if it to the blower.
    Then go use it.
    When it is stopping look at the tester
    If there is no light or flashes then the ignition is the problem.

    should...
  49. Re: Craftsman Leaf Blower New, Not Starting

    When you have a problem like this you need to start by working out if it is fuel or ignition related.
    This is done by spraying a very small shot of carb cleaned down the plug hole & give it a dozen...
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    Re: carb rebuild kit

    Welcome to my nightmare
    you can go here https://www.gaspares.com.au/search?per_page=96&product_page=3&q=carburettor+diaphragm&search%5Border%5D=score+desc%2C+code+asc
    Then scroll through the...
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