robin engine won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ferris hilton, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. ferris hilton

    ferris hilton LawnSite Member
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    Robin engine on my Bannerman blower won't start after being run and then shut down. It runs fine until we turn it off then it won't start again, until it sits for a while.
     
  2. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
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    do you have a priming bulb? if you do when you prime it does it run fine for a second? then die again? if so the carbuator needs to be cleaned. might be the needle valve and the float are sticky from old gas. has it been sitting for a while?
     
  3. ferris hilton

    ferris hilton LawnSite Member
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    doesn't have a priming bulb, and we were thinking of cleaning the carb, I guess we'll have to give that a try.
     
  4. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it runs fine and wont restart after being run.... check for a good spark. Go with the basics. Simple step by step troubleshooting will work wonders. Saves time and money spent throwing parts at a problem.
     
  5. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
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    actually yea now that you bring that up that makes sense check for spark or the wire on the plug or it could be the plug itself?
     

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