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exmark lazer is backfiring

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by username81, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. username81

    username81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Hi,
    i have a exmark lazer with a kholer 2 cylinder engine, its been backfiring and loosing power. its not really backfiring as much as sputtering i guess or it does kinda make a pop sound as its running. any ideas what it could be? i repalced plugs, air filter and sprayed this Amsoil spray into the intake to clean the carb/engine. it kinda fied the problem for a week but now its back.
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Try changing out the plugs.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Could be water/trash in the carb....
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    I guess I can't read. I see now you changed out the plugs. Restrorobs onto it.
     
  5. username81

    username81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    its almost as if it were running with the choke on, is the carb. adjustable? maybe its running too rich?
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Take the carb. off, Tear it down and clean all ports and passages with carb. & choke spray cleaner with the little straw. Check the float needle valve for a wear ring around the tip and replace it if so.

    Some of these carbs. had a low speed adjustment on the top but no adjustment on the high speed where it sounds like your problem is.
     
  7. username81

    username81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    is there a DIY around here for the steps to removing a carb and dismantling?
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Yeah, It's me but gotta get to work right now !
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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