Small engine repair

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Matt Ellerbee

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Kalash Klub
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Another weed wacker on the healing bench. Basic going over, valve adjustment, hot tub for the carb and burning the carbon off of muffler screen.

This is a runner, will do all as stated above. Pulled carb to soak in ultrasonic, not because it was running bad, the out side was filthy.
Here we see the 3 T27 bolts holding muffler on.
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That gets the muffler off, then you can remove the screen. T20 for that. Then wiggle it out.
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FIRE! Any type of torch will work for this, you are basically burning the carbon off of the screen.
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Here is the finished product, wasn’t bad to begin with, but since I was here....
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@Matt Ellerbee Any ideas to get my FIL's zero turn going (we share it lol). It's a 4 stroke 2 cylinder carb'd motor for reference. Manual is attached.

So if I run it for a while it'll start choking itself out and turn off. Maybe after 30 mins or so of run time. I put a new air filter, oil filter, oil, plugs, fuel pump, and fuel filter in it recently and it didn't make a difference. Every once in a while it'll do it sooner and sometimes it'll run good for my entire yard which is about 50 mins or so of run time. I'm trying to remember how many hours are on it, but either way it's only been run for three total seasons and the third season it was doing two yards (I just moved in here a year ago and started borrowing it).
 

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Matt Ellerbee

I am a tractor
Kalash Klub
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 26, 2016
5,923
21,482
113
Canton
Zip code
30115
@Matt Ellerbee Any ideas to get my FIL's zero turn going (we share it lol). It's a 4 stroke 2 cylinder carb'd motor for reference. Manual is attached.

So if I run it for a while it'll start choking itself out and turn off. Maybe after 30 mins or so of run time. I put a new air filter, oil filter, oil, plugs, fuel pump, and fuel filter in it recently and it didn't make a difference. Every once in a while it'll do it sooner and sometimes it'll run good for my entire yard which is about 50 mins or so of run time. I'm trying to remember how many hours are on it, but either way it's only been run for three total seasons and the third season it was doing two yards (I just moved in here a year ago and started borrowing it).
Is the gas good, no water in it? Also could have a micro speck of trash in carb. I had a genny just last week giving me fits. Little pepper sized piece of trash in the welch plug, bouncing around causing havoc. Once removed, ran like a champ.
 

Leshaire

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Mar 27, 2015
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Acworth
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Is the gas good, no water in it? Also could have a micro speck of trash in carb. I had a genny just last week giving me fits. Little pepper sized piece of trash in the welch plug, bouncing around causing havoc. Once removed, ran like a champ.
I exclusively use BP ethanol free gas. Shouldn’t be that. Gonna look into removing the carb and inspecting/cleaning.
 
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Matt Ellerbee

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Had to replace some bearings on a mower deck. Removed wheel and knocked out one side. Flipped over to do the other, one hit and the inner race blew out... crap. I got a trick.
Weld a bead on the inside of the outer race. That will shrink it a touch, and give you somewhere to put your punch.
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Just a touch of never seize to taste. Drive in with socket that fits on the outer race.
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