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Old 11-08-2013, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ProMo View Post
Mine the right side seems to spin the most, will have to mess with it tomorrow. . The mechanic sounded pretty sure that it will fail again. Getting tired of the downtime and have lost work because of it. They also cleaned the carb because it was flooding and the font two engine mount bolts were gone. Maybe I got a lemon.
I had carb issues as well. One thing that has helped is that I now turn off the fuel valve when I finish mowing each yard. I let the mower starve for fuel and shut off on its own. The valve remains closed until the next yard and gets re opened. This has prevented the flooding problem that I ran into often in the past. It can cause a hydro lock situation if enough fuel goes past the needle valve, and the engine intake valve is in just the right (open) position while sitting. I couldn't pull the handle and had to remove the spark plug and drain the fuel that was in the cylinder above the piston. Closing the petcock after each job has prevented this problem from occurring again. Hope that helps....
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