Muffler Problem


Old 07-15-03, 06:58 AM
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Joe, how do you clean the muffler? If I take the muffler off, it will run ok, so that must be the problem that it won't start. Thank you!
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Old 07-15-03, 07:42 AM
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Hello: nugget

Often times it is not worth while attempting to clean a carboned up muffler. Nor is it often successful. May prove to be time consumming with no positive results. Replacing it with a new one is the most cost and time effective method.

Mufflers do not cost much and are available at any small engine and or lawn mower sales & repair shop. Look in the phone book for shops and dealers in your area.

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Old 07-15-03, 07:51 AM
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Thanks Sharp Advice. That is just what I thought, that it would be better to just buy a new muffler. I appreciate your help. Had no idea that a dirty muffler would be the problem.
Old 07-16-03, 12:02 AM
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Hello nugget!

Some mufflers are designed to be cleaned...some aren't. If the muffler comes apart in pieces when you remove it, you can clean it. If not, replace it. Use some spray carburetor cleaner to spray out the deposits, and you can use a wire brush to clean out the tough stuff.
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Most of the time its the spark arrest screen that is blocked. If you can't get to it or get it out to clean completely a new muffler is in order as the others said.....Mike

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