tecumseh pushmower problem

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Old 11-15-03, 07:39 AM
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tecumseh pushmower problem

i have a 5.5hp tecumseh push mower if u prime it ...it will run until gas runs out it will run as long as u keep pushing the primer i'm going to rebuild the carb today ihave it apart already to me it's a crapy design everything is plastic even the boweland float just wondering if there's anything else i need to look for ??it's a vector xl/c model#vlxl55 501012 3036b
 
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Old 11-15-03, 09:19 PM
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If you have to keep priming the engine while running to keep it running, the carb is not getting enough fuel to keep the engine running. This is caused by a restriction in the carb. Most likely you have trash in it. I would clean it very very well before you go rebuilding it. Chesse will reply to your message soon.
 
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Old 11-16-03, 12:08 AM
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I agree sniper...clean it up well. You might need a rebuild kit if it still doesn't work right after cleaning it. A new carb is not expensive, (as you could probably guess...with all the plastic).
 
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Old 11-16-03, 08:18 AM
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thanks for all the help guys i have the carb. soaking now
 
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Old 11-16-03, 03:47 PM
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Plastic Bowled Carbs

Guys,

As we've discussed often before, the ONLY WAY to service
these is with a complete bowl kit. D.O.M. number 7243 and
BEFORE....use 730235B. D.O.M. number 7244 and to current
production....use 730637A. There is LITTLE GOOD done in
trying to clean these, replace O-rings, fuel jet, needle/seat,
etc.....when you can simply REPLACE the entire bowl kit for
$16. Though the design seems cheap.....it's concept is
GREAT, and because the servicing is SO EASY.....it's a MONEY
MAKER for ANY service shop.

Tcumcman
 
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Old 11-16-03, 08:17 PM
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That's basically what I noted...rebuild it or buy a new one if it doesn't work with a bit of cleaning. I NEVER tell anyone that it may be best to buy a new carb because carbs can almost always be repaired rather than replaced, except when they have one of these carbs. Then you can rebuild it as stated, or replace it. Once in a while, you can just clean one out if it had water in it or a little trash, and if the rest of it is still in good condition.
 
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