Tips for successful troubleshooting:

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cmurphy128, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. cmurphy128

    cmurphy128 LawnSite Member
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    Tips for successful troubleshooting:

    Keep it simple! Always check the easier things first, working towards the more complex!

    Never assume that a system or component is working properly. Verify it!

    Check only one area at a time and don't move on to something else until you've eliminated the system or component as the cause for your problem.

    If you become frustrated, take a breather and walk away from the problem for a while. Don't allow your emotion to control your logic.

    When in doubt, always refer to the proper repair instruction manuals for information and guidance.Tips for successful troubleshooting:
     
  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, always look for simple/basic troubleshooting procedures.

    I was trying to start my backpack blower up the other day and it wouldn't start.

    I was pissed off, shocked and in dismay. I filled it up with 50/50 gas, I was certain.. I kept pushing the tube in to fill it with gas.. tried for 10mins..

    I then said FREAKIN HELL!

    I looked at the machine and said, oh damn! the spark plug wire came off, I think it might help plugging that back in and starting it.

    BOOM, it starts up..
     
  3. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
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    50/50 gas, eh?...
     
  4. cmurphy128

    cmurphy128 LawnSite Member
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    what he means is 50/50 gas/ oil mix
     
  5. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't forget to put the on switch in the on position.
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes I am guilty of doing that too many times. Or having the blade engaged
     
  7. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Shouldn't it be 50:1 or 50/1 gas/oil? (or look out mosquitoes !!!!!)
     
  8. cmurphy128

    cmurphy128 LawnSite Member
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    ya thanks, i was tring to correct someone else and i messed up, thanks for the fix there metro
     
  9. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
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    hmmm, that may have been my point. thanks for lookin out though:D
     
  10. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I read right over it Charlies. If you hadn't of pointed it out, I wouldn't have cought it. I knew what you meant (and cmurphy128, too) (wish I could use 50:1 ..but this bent shaft homelite I traded my Shinds. for uses 32:1)
     

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