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    Hard start

    Small Poulan chainsaw with new fuel, new plug, and new carb. Adjusted new carb so it ran very good at idle and top end but it is hard to get running. Has a primer bulb and a choke. Label says to press bulb 6 times for cold start. I've tried no priming to 8 pumps with choke and without choke...
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    Got a Fh580V that doesn't like to start but runs fine once it does start. Has very good spark .Has nearly new rings but doesn't have much compression. Was running good then became harder and harder to start. Valves are fine and new head gaskets. Hit it with starting fluid and it wants to...
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    Valve adjustment

    Just came across a Kawasaki twin with a different type of valve adjustment than I've worked on before. I had a customer bring a Ferris walk behind with a two cylinder Kawasaki engine. He was in a rush to get it repaired so, I gave it a quick look. He said an employee was mowing and it stopped...
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    Kawasaki missing

    I got in a 2017 Ferris walk behind with a Kawasaki FX651V 20.5 hp engine. It is missing on the left cylinder at lower rpms. It has great compression and spark. It will run fine on both cylinders by applying a bit of choke which leads me to believe there's a blockage in the carburetor. In order...
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    I got in a 2017 Ferris walk behind 52' deck and a Kawasaki 20.5 hp engine. There's a hydraulic oil leak coming from the left transaxle. It appears to be coming out of about a 1/2" shaft or plug on the wheel side of the unit. I can't determine exactly what it is. I haven't been able to see it...
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    parking brake

    Working on Ferris walk behind 5900679-52"-25hp. Is there any way to adjust the parking brake? Left side holds fair but, the right side holds nothing. Also the motion control bar doesn't stay up and has to be held up to start the engine. thanks, gregjo1948
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    Ferris walk behind won't stop

    I'm working on Ferris walk behind 5900679 that the operator presence handles don't shut off the machine. With the blades engaged and removing hands from the operator presence handles, the machine continues to run. The safety switch to the handles is functioning as it should so why doesn't the...
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    Ferris 5900678 belt

    I'm working on a Ferris 5900678 walk behind with a 52"deck. I got a new belt #5104065YP that is too long. The best I can determine is, it's the correct number. I wonder if anyone knows what the length of the correct belt should be or did I order the wrong belt? I'm wondering if the new belt may...
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    FH580V spring

    Where does the governor spring attach at the opposite end from the governor arm? thanks, gregjo1948
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    FH580V valve seats

    Where can I get a reasonably priced valve seat cutter/grinder for a FH580V? Also, what are the diameters of the valves and the valve guides? thank you, gregjo1948
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    no gas

    IS3000Z-- will run on left tank reserve but, not on left tank or right tank. Can blow back thru the gas line when fuel selector lever is on left or right tank with no resistance but, when blowing back thru with selector on left tank reserve, it blows bubbles as it should in the left tank. The...
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    start & quit

    I have a Briggs 094332 0114 B1 that starts up, runs 15 seconds, then dies. I've cleaned it about 10 times with a cleaning wire and soaked it for 2 days. I stole another carb off a mower and it does the same thing. Cleaned the tank and installed a new fuel line. Any ideas????? I'd buy a new...
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    hydro oil

    I need to know what weight oil to use in my hydros. IS2000Z-- 61" deck--26hp Kawasaki
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    Z model ID

    Looking at a Ferris Z with no model markings.(decals) How can I determine which model it is and what year it is? thanks, gregjo1948
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    rough idle

    I have a 27hp Kohler on a Ferris 3100Z mower that mows great. Problem is when not mowing and running at low rpm it misfires. Coils are set at .012 and plugs at.030. Could it be idle jet in carb dirty? thanks, gregjo1948
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    mower year

    I'm trying to figure out how to determine the manufactured year of Ferris mowers. I was told the first 4 digits in the serial number is the year for walk behinds. Not sure that's correct and it certainly doesn't work for the Zs. thanks, gregjo1948
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    Briggs ID

    Can someone tell me the hp of a 2013 Briggs 724cc engine? thanks, gregjo1948
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    Ferris Z

    I picked up a 52" Ferris Z Part/model# 5900957-- serial# 2015318146 with a 724cc Briggs engine. I wondered if someone could tell me what year this mower is and what horse power the engine is? Thank you, gregjo1948
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    valve lash

    Working on a Briggs single cylinder 17.5 hp. I need to know what to set the valve lash at. thanks, gregjo1948
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    Craftsman GT1000 transaxle

    I'm installing a transaxle in this GT1000 for my friend. It has a Spicer/Dana 6 speed and I need to know what fluid and how much it takes. thanks, gregjo1948