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Hard starting Snapper riding mower


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05-31-05, 06:47 AM   #1  
Hard starting Snapper riding mower

I have a Snapper riding mower with an 8hp tecumseh w/electris start. I think it is a 1995 model. Anyway the only way to start it is to remove the air filter and pour some gas in the carb. Then it starts right up by Pull cord or Starter. I have changed the fuel filter and the valve cap on the gas cap is open and still no change in starting. There is no primer bulb on this model. What would cause this. Is there and adjustment that needs to be done on the carb?

 
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05-31-05, 07:52 AM   #2  
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sounds like the choke is not closing all the way. Usually a cable adjust or a tab that needs to be bent a bit.

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05-31-05, 08:49 AM   #3  
Should the choke close all the way? What type of tabs are you refering to? The choke is controlled by the thottle cable.

 
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06-01-05, 12:17 AM   #4  
Yes, the choke should close all the way. You can probably adjust the throttle cable to get it working again.


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06-01-05, 04:45 AM   #5  
Thanks, I will try it today at lunch.

 
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06-01-05, 11:09 AM   #6  
That worked thank you.

 
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06-02-05, 01:18 AM   #7  
Great! Thanks for the update!


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