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Braxton
05-15-2005, 09:29 PM
Can someone suggest a good site to learn about small engine repair on-line for free?

You are free to assume I know nothing on the subject, including what a carburetor is. That's not quite true, but that's the kind of basic info I'd like to start with and then progress.

Thanks.

Braxton

hosejockey2002
05-15-2005, 10:18 PM
You may be able to find out info in small engine repair online, but there is no substitute for hands on experience!! If you are serious about learning small engine repair, look in to a local vo-tech college that has a small engine repair program.

Restrorob
05-15-2005, 10:47 PM
You may be able to find out info in small engine repair online, but there is no substitute for hands on experience!! If you are serious about learning small engine repair, look in to a local vo-tech college that has a small engine repair program.



You have a super point there,Or maybe a part time job at a repair shop.
I took a 3yr course in Auto Mechanics and worked 13yrs. at it. I got tired of hanging over fenders. I had never worked on much less seen all the equipment I have listed here, I started this job doing tune-ups and oil changes,After 6 months My boss started sending me to the factory training schools. Today I'm the Shop Foreman and the Highest paid Service Technician for 3 countys. If you can't do a part time try a saturday only.
The best way to learn is hands-on.
Good Luck !

Braxton
05-16-2005, 10:43 PM
Actually, guys, I just want to learn enough to troubleshoot and work on my own equipment. I don't have time, money, or inclination to go back to school. I'm a teacher, thirty years old, and I've spent 25 of those thirty going to school as a student or teacher. No more, thanks.

Also, I teach full time and run my fledgling LCO part-time as well as preaching part-time. So time is a factor.

But thanks for the advice; I know it's accurate, but I don't want to do it that way for the listed reasons.

So, can anyone set me onto a website or something?

Braxton

mcambrose
05-18-2005, 07:54 AM
See if a local small shop will let you be the helper for a day for a few days during the summer. There is nothing like actually watching it done. For your own equipment, you generally need to know just a few basic things like how to clean and rebuild a carburetor (watch a couple and you'll know basics). Need to know how to work on gear boxes to remove and replace seals and gears. Go ask for a shot gearbox at a local shop. You can take it apart and put it back together without worry of damaging something. Need to know how to disassemble and clean a starter. You are best watching someone else do this first. There are often pieces which will fly out is not removed properly. Finally, you need basic electrical skills to test safety switches. I don't know best how to get this information. Probably best to watch somone do some testing and ask questions if you aren't familiar.

Restrorob
05-18-2005, 09:00 PM
Actually, guys, I just want to learn enough to troubleshoot and work on my own equipment. I don't have time, money, or inclination to go back to school. I'm a teacher, thirty years old, and I've spent 25 of those thirty going to school as a student or teacher. No more, thanks.

Also, I teach full time and run my fledgling LCO part-time as well as preaching part-time. So time is a factor.

But thanks for the advice; I know it's accurate, but I don't want to do it that way for the listed reasons.

So, can anyone set me onto a website or something?

Braxton
Well I just spent a half hour looking and all the sites I found charge a fee.
The only other suggestion I have is to purchase shop service manuals for your equipment,They have troubleshooting guide sections to direct you to the problem and how to repair It. ( No Schooling Involved )

Lots Of Luck

Braxton
05-18-2005, 09:54 PM
Restorob,

Can you give me the name of some of the ones who do charge a fee?

Thanks all.

Braxton

Restrorob
05-19-2005, 06:20 AM
Restorob,

Can you give me the name of some of the ones who do charge a fee?

Thanks all.

Braxton


Heres a couple; engine.careersmart.org and www.elearners.com
Just enter "online small engine repair" in you browser You will find many many more.

Good luck

supperdude16
04-04-2015, 12:57 PM
I got a construction job the last 4 months and I can honestly say I learned a good amount of small engine repair, diesel repairs, how to run a bobcat. I also learned masonry, pouring concrete and all that fun stuff.

Why pay for to learn it in a book? When you can get paid to do it in person where you need it

tigerepairdotcom
04-04-2015, 10:14 PM
Go watch all these videos immediately. Redmax advanced diagnosis class

tigerepairdotcom
04-04-2015, 10:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/user/PACEequipment

piston slapper
04-05-2015, 06:53 PM
You may be able to find out info in small engine repair online, but there is no substitute for hands on experience!! If you are serious about learning small engine repair, look in to a local vo-tech college that has a small engine repair program.


Today I'm the Shop Foreman and the Highest paid Service Technician for 3 countys. If you can't do a part time try a saturday only.
The best way to learn is hands-on.
Good Luck !

Hmmm.....well at least you don't work in Tampa..You might have a little competition for being the top paid tech...I may be coming off my 4 year sabbatical... and return to one of the largest dealerships in central fl...I find out this week....I'll keep you posted...:-)
Slapper

RedSox4Life
04-05-2015, 07:01 PM
I just looked up "small engine repair" on Amazon books. 1,478 results.

dboyd351
04-05-2015, 08:41 PM
Ereplacementparts has some decent videos on things like rebuilding a carb, replacing fuel lines and primer bulbs, repairing a recoil, etc. No shortage of video instruction on Youtube, either.

hmlawn
04-06-2015, 12:32 PM
Can someone suggest a good site to learn about small engine repair on-line for free?

You are free to assume I know nothing on the subject, including what a carburetor is. That's not quite true, but that's the kind of basic info I'd like to start with and then progress.

Thanks.

Braxton

https://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73

I am 16 and learned basically everything I know from watching youtube videos, particularly the ones that this guy makes, cause he is a small engine mechanic and is able to explain everything quite thoroughly. Just type in keywords for whatever you're looking for in the search bar on his channel and there's probably a video on that subject somewhere.

Hope this helps.

SPENCOD
04-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Get some old yard sale equipment and pull it apart. Practicing on machines that you do not need in service is the easiest way to learn. 2 strokes need 4 things. Air, Spark, Fuel/oil, Compression. if the equipment is not running, it is one of those things. 4 strokes are a little more complicated, but still require those 4 items. Resurrecting an old piece of someone's junk is rewarding for me. You need to have something to tear apart to see how it works. You can watch videos until the world looks level, but until you turn a wrench....

herler
04-07-2015, 02:05 PM
I fix / repair most everything looking things up via Youtube / Google.
It helps to know year make and model, both the machine and the engine, also displacement and horsepower, but mostly year make and model.

Jeff in AL
04-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Ahh hell, just stick around here for a few months... Then you'll know everything like everyone else here does...

And the best part is, it's FREE here!!!

Jimmy all the time
04-09-2015, 02:18 PM
eVoc Learning has some free online videos and Foley Belsaw does too. Check out the video section here too (lawn site).

There are a lot of free stuff out there.....