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  1. Repairs Re: LT 1050 PTO CLUTCH REMOVAL TO CHANGE DRIVE BELT

    I some times why I bother trying to help people.
    The answer to your second identical post is the same as the answer to the previous one.
    Apart from the assumption that as this is in the Cub sub...
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    Re: Poulan Pro PP19A42 Issues

    I will hazard a guess that the float is way too high so the engine is in flood condition thus it does not start on choke.
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    Re: Blades start up when deck is lifted

    If it has a cable controlled PTO check that the cable is not catching on something when you raise the deck.
    If it has the rod controlled PTO, same story get some one to sit on the mower and raise...
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    Re: Honda GCV160 smoking occasionally

    A faulty breather can do this as can a worn valve stem oil seal or blown head gasket.
    All of them are harder to diagnose than to fix.
  5. Re: Kodiak ZTR 50 commercial stalls when.....

    I think you think right.
    First step is obtaining the wiring diagram
    Then make some patch cords ( nerd name for light jumpers ) with 1/4" male spades on each end
    Pull the plug on the seat switch...
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    Repairs Re: MTD Belt Failure

    Had a few minutes to think about it, while feeding the shed cat.
    Are you putting the 1/2 twist in each side of the belt so the V is pointing down when running through the 2 V idlers on the front ?...
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    Re: Koehler command 27 hp making noise

    A process of elimination would be the go.
    Start by running the engine for a few minutes without the blower housing in place
    You can run it for quite a long while without the housing without doing...
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    Re: Laser Z control arms very stiff

    The control arms have air dampers on them to create resistance
    Spray a little silicon lube on the rods.
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    Repairs Re: MTD Belt Failure

    Firstly belts get hot in use, in fact they get very hot
    Flip the bonnet on your car after a drive and feel just how hot the fan belts get.
    Like all rubber products, when they get hot they get...
  10. Re: Stihl BR600 Blower hard to pull sometimes

    And you will either have to get the Stihl feeler gauges or grind down some to about 3mm wide to fit under the rockers.
    Either Stihl or husqvarba ( or both ) do a kit with adjusting spannars & feeler...
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    Re: lt1050 clutch removal

    I am 16,000 miles away so can not quite see which LT 1050 you are talking about.
    So the information will be very generic.
    It might be correct for your mower or might not be correct

    1) Pulleys on...
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    Repairs Re: MTD Belt Failure

    Sound like you have the belt on the wrong side of one of the belt keepers.
    That is exactly what happens the covers rip off & the belt shreds in no time flat.
    And we have all done it at least once...
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    Re: How to test voltage regulator output?

    Same as what Ilengine said
    You need to read between the + terminal on the rectifier to the negative terminal on the battery and also to a ground point like the case of the rectifier.
    If your mower...
  14. Engine Re: White Smoke and Black Liquid Coming from Muffler

    Like a lot of things
    People fit a tap to fix the symptom ( flooding carb ) because it is easier to do rather than fix the problem.
    Then the flooding carb causes carbon build ups which cause more...
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    Re: Cleaning mower- what a pain

    I do about 2 fire rebuilds a year.
    Always the same, high summer , friction fire starts on the left spindle cover.
    There have been a couple of sizeable grass fires cause by debris accumulated on the...
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    Re: engine problem

    The instant the engine stops toss a LITTLE fuel down the carb & crank the engine
    Engine fire = fuel problem

    Engine does not fire do the same down the plug hole
    Engine fires = valve problem...
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    Re: How to test voltage regulator output?

    B terminal on the rectifier to - terminal on the battery.
    + terminal on the battery to the case of the rectifier
    B to rectifier case.
    The rectifier needs to be grounded to the mower to complete a...
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    Re: Need Stihl HS56c Repair Manual

    unless you are very friendly with a Stihl dealer then you can not get your hands on a repair manual.
    Stihl are very protective of their IP and usually any one who tries to sell Stihl manuals get a...
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    Re: Tight Crank on New 10HP Briggs Rod

    When you tighten the rod bolts are you using a small tension wrench ?
    I have a 6" wrench that reads 30 ftlbs at full scale.
    I bought it particularly for doing swing back blades which are done up...
  20. Re: lawn tractor won't start--good battery, new solenoid, jumps starts immediately

    The best battery is a pressure valve regulated , adsorbent Glass Mat , spiral cell .
    But that will cost you over $ 100 a price most flat out refuse to pay.

    We used them in the transport fleet &...
  21. Re: lawn tractor won't start--good battery, new solenoid, jumps starts immediately

    A battery is a chemical reaction chamber where a chemical reaction that can be reversed results in current ( AMPS ) passing down the cables.
    How much current can pass down the cables is proportional...
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    Re: Briggs and Stratton 13.5 hp

    None
    The magnets were put in before it was balanced
    Take one out & it will be unbalanced.
    You can pull the one exactly opposite if you want to maintian the balance.
    Both Tary Fixes All & Donny...
  23. Re: Honda GCV160 Mower "kickback" when starting

    Take the string off
    Wind the pulley to the end of it's travel.
    Rotate the pulley backwards till the holes line up then replace the string.
    This way the string will end just before the spring...
  24. Re: Auto choke for a toro 20" recycler with Loncin engine

    OK,
    I will yield to your greater experience.
    This is the very first one of these I have come across.
    In fact I have only seen a Briggs auto choke twice and both those needed replacing as the...
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    Re: stopped moving while mowing

    In that situation you can build up the worn area with Devcon putty.
    Not cheap, but neither is a top housing
    Clean it surgically clean put the bearing back in then tamp the Devcon in, if and only if...
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    Re: Which mower

    We used the same trick as my parents did when one of their kids threw a tantrum.
    We got locked in a cupboard
    If we were in public they just walked away.
    Apparently all of us had stopped throwing...
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    Re: Tight Crank on New 10HP Briggs Rod

    Down here it is cheaper to buy a new crank than to have an old one resized.
    Crank grinding is a very specailzed job and yes finding a grinder with a small enough wheel to fit the journal can be a...
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    Re: cub cadet rzt L

    Can be the tank vent or a plug of debris in the fuel outlet of the tank.
  29. Re: Auto choke for a toro 20" recycler with Loncin engine

    Thank - you good sir.
    The link did not work, but it could very well have a location bar on it however the information was enough to send me in the right direction

    Looks like the 20" is an...
  30. Re: Cub Cadet LTX 1050 White Smoke and Shuts Off on start up

    Check the oil level
    If it is higher than it should be drain the oil and change it twice.
    Next remove the carb and clean it
    The float is not shutting off and fuel is flowing inside the carb, inside...
  31. Auto choke for a toro 20" recycler with Loncin engine

    Got one of these in the workshop, choke stays closed when engine is hot so is impossible to restart hot.
    No identifing stickers with model numbers
    Can't find a 20" model in any of the usual places...
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    Re: Tight Crank on New 10HP Briggs Rod

    It does not take much alloy on a journal to make it tight so give it the acid treatment as others have suggested.
    A single high spot will cause it to bind and dragging a bit of wet & dry over the...
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    Re: Cleaning mower- what a pain

    I use compressed air with a long air duster ( 4') .
    Usually it will get in , under or behind the spindle covers to remove the grass.
    Done every time you mow it is very easy, the longer you leave it...
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    Re: Ignition Switch wiring codes

    Usually the web catalogue will have the switch connections on it.
    Generally the mowers use a socket unique to the plug so if the pins line up then they should be right regardless of the letters on...
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    Re: Which mower

    No we are being perfectly reasonable.
    It is a sad state of affairs that people now days have no patience , are massively self obsessed and plain old nasty then get vicious when they don't get what...
  36. Re: Buying a spindle assembly for mtd/yardman rear discharge ride on

    And I have closed the window with the parts breakdown on it but usually a star holed blade will have a different number of fingers on the star for the right hand blade
    Without checking I think the...
  37. Re: 917289244 Craftsman YTS3000 - Mower will not move forward

    The hole definately looks like that pin was in there by the wear & rust.
    I have not done enough work on that to be familiar enough to give you a yea neah .
    However this should be your set up...
  38. Thread: Stumped!!

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    Re: Stumped!!

    There is no reason to believe that a new carb is immune to crud in the fuel getting stuck under the float needle.
  39. Re: lawn tractor won't start--good battery, new solenoid, jumps starts immediately

    The clicking is because the solenoid is not seeing better than 11V.
    There is a simple method of elimination to work out where to voltage drop is happening.
    IF you have a pair of jumpers.

    1) run...
  40. Re: Z4822 not starting after uplifting experience

    You have a bit of gunk between the needle & seat preventing it closing fully.
    A quick carb clean should sort it out.
  41. Engine Re: White Smoke and Black Liquid Coming from Muffler

    In theory nothing should need a fuel shut off valve except a diesel engine.
    In practice it is different and down here walk behinds have shut off taps because the biggest local manufacturer fitted...
  42. Re: Buying a spindle assembly for mtd/yardman rear discharge ride on

    Yes the bolt will.
    The question is what does the hole in the blade look like ?
    On blades that have a star, square or other non round shaped hole their will be almost no forces trying to loosen the...
  43. Engine Re: How to put a Predator Engine on a 28" HiVac Riding Mower?

    Well this might sound silly but it is the exact reverse of taking the old engine out.
    The old one should have a 1" PTO shaft , but measure it first.
    The only thin you need to do different when...
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    Re: snapper gear lube

    Dried up does not mean turned into dust.
    It means dried sufficiently to prevent the grease flowing.
    Having a box full of grease that never touches a gear, shaft or bushing is not much good.
    And...
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    Re: ECHO Carb Rebuild Kits???

    Joe Pace ex-husqvarna service school has one of the best diagnosing videos on the web
    I think he has about 4 of them on U-Tube
    called 2 stroke diagnosis or some thing similar
    99.9999999999 % of...
  46. Re: Help With Briggs 18 H.P. GovernorRepair

    AFAIK the governor & oil slinger only come as a single assembly # 691968 - SLINGER, Governor/Oil according to my parts books.
    There are after market cam shafts available through Rotary, Oregon etc,...
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    Re: Vaopr Lock??

    What is common is suspended debris in the fuel tank being sucked down into the outlet and forming a plug.
    When the engine stops, the debris floats off again.
    The other biggie that is use ( or time...
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    Re: ECHO Carb Rebuild Kits???

    Sorry, I did not notice it was fitted with a Zama, but the suggestion is the same.
    I use genuine Walbro on Walbros because my wholesaler is a Walbro distributer
    Zama gaskets & diaphragms come from...
  49. Thread: My LA175

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    Re: My LA175

    Pinch the lever near the pivot or take it out & hit the pivot rivet with a centre punch.
    If yours has a nut & bolt, tighten it.
  50. Thread: Stumped!!

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    Re: Stumped!!

    The float is not stopping the fuel flow.
    EPA regulations require overflows to be internal now days.
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