Snapper Powerslice Question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Supper Grassy, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a snapper powerslice model PS5000. It would not turnover and the recoil string snapped, I took the recoil off and retied it, now it will not spin at all is there a way to fix this? I can not find a model on the engine all it says is Briggs and Stratton 5hp I/C

    Also where can I get the Following parts for it I found some at parts tree as noted but some i could not find at all.

    Rear Wheels (PT)
    Clutch Cable (PT)
    Belt (PT)
    Front Wheels
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I looked all over the engine and it is not on there. It wanted to start and almost did on the last pull before the rope snapped so I am trying to find new starter rope and from what I can tell I need to know the engine info before I can buy rope
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  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I looked again and found the engine info model 132232 and type 039401
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  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't believe the Briggs parts break down will tell you the size and length of recoil rope required. All you need is some # 4.0 or 4.5 rope to do the rope repair. If you're unsure, take a chunk of the rope to a dealer and have them match it up.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't need a model number to buy a new rope, Just take a piece of the old rope to your local repair shop.

    What is it that won't spin, The recoil assembly or the engine ?

    When was the last time this machine cranked and ran OK ?


    Dutch, Your up another on me !
     
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The machine last ran 2 years ago. The engine turns over with either but does not stay running, as soon as the ether runs out the engine stalls. It wanted to start and was starting to turnover when the rope snapped.

    It I read it right it says 5 1/2 starter rope 63" long.
    Should I replace the spool and the spring?

    I want to get the engine running before I buy all of the other parts that I need
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  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    5.5 rope is on the large side for this size engine, Dutch is right with 4.5 being good. If there's no issues with the spring or pulley don't replace them. After the new rope is installed just put a couple drops of oil into the center pulley hole, Hold the assembly on it's side and pull the rope a few times to work the oil down into the spring.


    If this has been sitting that long you may as well go ahead and pull the tank and carb, Clean them both out and replace the gaskets and diaphragm.
     
  9. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, I will do that. I have never pulled a carb before, can you provide any resources? What should i clean them with? I will look into getting the gaskets and the diaphragm.

    If it matters the engine has good compression
     
  10. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Rob's on the money. If the unit has set for a couple of years it's likely the diagphram has lost it's shape and will not adequately pump fuel. In addition, I have seen the pickup tube varnish up so that the fuel cannot be pulled up to the carb.

    As far as a cleaning agent, brake cleaner works as well as anything and its cheaper as well as not as fast drying as carb/choke cleaner. It seems as though the carb dip type cleaner manufacturers have changed their formulations. I've tried Berryman and NAPA brands in recent years and they just don't seem to do the job anymore.

    Rob, you're getting to be a slacker. Your trigger finger is getting slower.
     

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