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Exmark Walkbehind And Stihl Weedeater

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BIGJIMBEEM, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. BIGJIMBEEM

    BIGJIMBEEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    i RECENTLY BOUGHT A OLD 32 EXMARK WALKBEHIND i USED IT A FEW TIMES , AND IT HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A FEW MONTHS. bUT IT JUST NEEDED A TUNE UP BEFORE AND NOW IT WON'T CRANK THERE WAS SOME TRIP TO GETTING IT STARTED AND I FEEL I HAVE FORGOTTEN IT. IS THERE A SITE I CAN GOT TO TROUBLESHOOT. I HAVE A FX100 THAT SEEMS TO WANNA CUT OFF WITH THE AIR FILTER ON AND SEEMS TO LEAK GAS THROUGH THE CARB IS THERE ANY IDEAS I CAN DO???
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Well BIGJIM, Your on one now.

    What engine is on this unit ?

    First thing would be drain the stale fuel from the carb and tank then add fresh, Go ahead with whatever you were going to do to tune it up then post if it still won't start.
     
  3. BIGJIMBEEM

    BIGJIMBEEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Ok Added New Fuel And Checked Thye Plug Seems Fine And Changed Air Filter And Fuel Filter Still Doesnt Seem To Want To Crank
     
  4. BIGJIMBEEM

    BIGJIMBEEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Oh And Got A 12.5 Kohler On It
     
  5. BIGJIMBEEM

    BIGJIMBEEM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Got It To Run Now It's Runnin Fine But When I Put In In Gear It Loops And Ideas On What Is Cauisng This And What To Do About It
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Put it in gear, When it starts to "loops" ? Start SLOWLY applying the choke, If it smooths out remove the carb and tear it down.

    Spray all ports/passages and jets out with carb & choke spray cleaner with the little straw, Sounds like you have a restriction in the carb. causing it to run lean.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    First off that Kohler you should probably run it to normal operating temp then immediately change the oil and filter, also change the air filter and pre-cleaner, and while you're at it go ahead and slap an Autolite APP5224 spark plug in there, or a Champion RJ-12yc would likely do the trick as well, gap .030

    Then pull off and replace the inline fuel filter and while you got the fuel line in hand go ahead and drain whatever garbage was in the tank and re-fill with Amoco premium unleaded.

    Then see how she acts, might not be perfect but I would think it should hath improved.
     

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