Craftsman Lawn Tractor Help

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Old 05-18-05, 08:08 PM
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Craftsman Lawn Tractor Help

Model: 502.255531
12 horse Tecumseh

Keeps bending the exhaust push rod.
 
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Old 05-19-05, 11:56 PM
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Make sure the rocker arm is straight, contacting the valve in the center of the rocker arm and not on the side.
 
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Old 05-20-05, 05:30 PM
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The rocker arm is straight and contacting right. Every time I try to turn it over, the rod gets bent. I replaced it with a new one hoping the old one was just weak from being bent and straightened again, but as soon as I tried to turn it over the new one got bent too.

I've tried everything I can think of and I'm at a loss. The float in the carb went bad and I had a problem with gas filling everywhere. Replaced the carb. Could that have caused some kind of screw up concerning the rod that I'm just missing?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 05-21-05, 01:16 AM
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It sounds to me like the exhaust valve is stuck. If the valve can't move, then the pushrod will bend trying to move it.
 
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