Craftsman 6.75hp ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Stuttering Stan, May 12, 2005.

  1. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's one of those dang "automatic choke". It idles up and down to the point it almost shuts off. I can see the choke going back and forth. Any ideas?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Please post the model numbers off the engine,We will see what we can come up with.How old is this unit ?
     
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Craftsman pushmower, 6.75 hp, model 917.388610, about 2yrs old (estimated, bought used) It runs like crap due to the up and down idle and I can watch the automatic choke going back and forth.
     
  4. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
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    So that you don't have to look it up Rob,

    thats a Tecumseh LEV120 Spec. 361517A


    Didn't know if you have the cross ref. at where you post from or not.


    Greg
     
  5. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Probably going to be water in the gas, or just in the bowl.

    Or maybe a clogged air filter.
     
  6. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Correction of that model #, I gave the deck model. The engine model is 143.016702. Thanks
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its going to be like beransfixitinc said water or trash in the carb. and or air filter,Clean the carb. out with carb. choke cleaner,Check the air filter and replace the plug. Tecumseh carbs. have a non cleanable check valve in them,If you clean it and it still has the same problem you can buy that carb. for around $40.00 .
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the info. Greg,I just wanted to make sure Tecumseh didn't slip one in on me,The only auto choke carb. I could think of is the old Briggs pulsa jet.
    You did save me some look-up time !
    I do have all my dealer web sites on my home computer,Thanks again.
    See Ya
     
  9. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where can I get that carb for $40. I done research and the lowest i can find is 71.00
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm sorry I made a mistake,Its the smaller Briggs carbs. that are in the 40.00 range,This carb. is in the 65.00 to 70.00 range. I just brought my dealer webs home a couple days ago and have yet to down load Tecumseh pricing.
    Sorry again for the mistake.
     

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