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Shindaiwa T230

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by crsr1, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. crsr1

    crsr1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Found your site and have a quick question! I have a T230 which I've had for many years. The other day while using it, it shut down. I could get it to restart, but it would shut back off. I found that the primer bulb was damaged, so I switched it out.....still would not work. I found that the fuel filter was no longer attached, so I purchased a new filter and replaced the lines...still will not work. I pulled the carb, cleaned it out/off and put it back on....still the same. What I have found is that if you hold it upside down (fuel tank on top), it will run. When you position it as if you were going to use it, it shuts down. For some reason, it will not pump fuel on it's own. What do I need to do to get it to work again?
  2. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    How old is it? Sounds like the fuel pump diaphragm has gotten stiff. When you cleaned the carb did you use a carb kit and replace the old soft parts?
  3. crsr1

    crsr1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    It's old, about 14 yrs. When I cleaned it, I just sprayed it with carb cleaner and blew it out with compressed air. Where would you recommend getting a carb kit from?
  4. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Try your dealer first. The kit will likely be a generic walbro kit. Replace as many of the soft parts as you can. The trouble you describe is likely from the diaphragm with the button looking thing. They typically harden over time and with exposure to ethanol. It's the actual fuel pump.
  5. crsr1

    crsr1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thank you, will do!
  6. GlynnC

    GlynnC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 913

    IF YOU HAD BOTH FUEL LINES OFF CARB, ARE YOU SURE YOU DIDN'T GET THEM SWITCHED? Remove one of the lines at the carb and press primer, did fuel come our carb where line was removed--if so, lines are on correctly. if not, replace that fuel line and remove other and repeat the process. If still no fuel coming out carb, switch lines and repeat process.
  7. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,153

    Just about any online vendor can get ya the kit. The gasket & diaphragm kit is Walbro # D11-WYL, or a more complete kit is the rebuild kit, Walbro #K20-WYL.
    Personally, I usually only use a G&D kit.
    The carb should be a Walbro WYL-26 (non adj.) or a WYL-19A ( adj.).

    The carb kit from Shindaiwa would prolly be # 99909-159, unless they changed it.
  8. jtsnipe

    jtsnipe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    Saw a wyl-19a at on amazon yesterday for around 30.00 dollars.Once you factor in your time and rebuild kit price and trying get all the passages clean he mite be better off with a new carb.
  9. ArtLikeLandscapes

    ArtLikeLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have found on the Shindaiwa T230's and T231's that the cylinder bolts work themselves loose over time and cause the symptoms that you are having. I have picked up several from people that replaced the carburetors and could not get the going and I just tightened the Allen bolts in the cylinder head and they ran like new. Just something to check.

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