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mtd ride on lawnmower running rough


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08-08-06, 04:26 PM   #1  
mtd ride on lawnmower running rough

i got a mtd lawnmower given to me by my uncle and have througly cleaned the carb, i charged the battery and it started, it is running but misses at idle, it is not the flywheel key but i think it may be that the valves may need adjusting, how do i know if they do or not, it is 12 HP ohv techumseh engine, it had three sets of numbers on it, ovxl120, 2020300 and 0072r
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08-09-06, 12:28 AM   #2  
How are the air filter and spark plug?


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08-09-06, 11:28 AM   #3  
i havent got around to replacing them but they look pretty good, i will get them replaced and let you know

 
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08-09-06, 12:50 PM   #4  
$5 on fouled spark plug.

Did you use new gas? If now, how old is the gas that is in it?

 
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08-09-06, 04:06 PM   #5  
yes, i replaced the plug and month old gas, now it idles nicely thankyou

 
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08-09-06, 09:50 PM   #6  
Great! Glad we could help!


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