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dumb ole girl need help carburetor craftsman eager 1 lawnmower


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05-19-07, 11:33 AM   #1  
dumb ole girl need help carburetor craftsman eager 1 lawnmower

ive this before but not sure about after removing bowl, checking bolt w the little hole, remove the float then what?


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05-19-07, 04:26 PM   #2  
After you clean the tiny hole in the bowl nut & take the float out,clean out inlet well with wd-40,or you can even replace the seat their.just pull it out with a crocrette needle and push the new one back in as far as it will go (with the rings carved into the seat pointing down).Then make sure the emertion tubes (runs up the center of the carb.) are clear.Put back together,making sure the float is level.

if your carb has an adjustment screw,run it in till it lightly seats then back it out 1-1/2 turn,crank engine & let it warm up for 3-4 min.then re adjust till the engine sounds and does alright.


reply back with any more questions or problems


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05-19-07, 04:29 PM   #3  
After re-reading your post,eger1 is built by Tecumseh,and has no air/fuel adjustment screw.

 
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05-20-07, 07:18 AM   #4  
Rather than WD-40 to clean out the carb I'd rather you use carburetor/choke cleaner...It doesn't leave a film behind. And as far as the adjustment goes, it may have an adjustable carburetor and could, therefore, be adjusted to Repair_Guy's specs. You didn't post any engine ID numbers but many older Craftsman's (especially those marketed with the Eager 1 engine) do have adjustable carbs. As Guy indicated it would be a good idea to replace the inlet needle and seat but use caution when using a crochet hook (and it must be tiny enough to slip through the small diameter hole in the inlet seat) so that you don't scratch the bore where the seat goes. If you do, you will be buying a new carb. If you have compressed air, this would be best to force out the seat by blowing through the fuel inlet fitting on the outside of the carb.

 
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