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Tecumseh 1/2 choke to operate

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tagg, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Tagg

    Tagg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    We have a Tecumseh OH195EA engine on a Cyclone Rake unit. The engine ran fine last week doing leaves, but today it would only run at 1/2 choke position. I didn't have a new air filter with me so I had to run it that way today. Just need some info on what to look for, such as air filter, possibly a fuel restriction or blockage in the carb ? When it is at the full choke position it will die out and also at the full choke off position. There is also a temperature baffle in the air filter compartment but it didn't make any difference with it installed or not. The engine probably only has about 50-60 hours on it. Thanks.:usflag:
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sounds like you need to remove the float bowl nut and clean it out, The bowl nut is also the main jet.

    Make sure there is no trash/water in the bowl or fuel tank and replace the fuel filter, If this one only has the screen in the tank and you have room to install a in-line filter do so.

    You will also probably need to replace the plug now after running 1/2 choke for so long, And you know what to do with the air filter.

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