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Tecumseh LEV100 sputters/misses until warm

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04-23-10, 06:34 AM   #1  
Tecumseh LEV100 sputters/misses until warm

I have a tecumseh LEV100 340044D engine that sputters and misses until it warms up - then it runs fine. I have cleaned the carb, cleaned all three holes on the bowl nut, changed plug, loosened gas lid, re-adjusted magneto gap, cleaned foam filter and just cant get it to run right when it is cold. Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have not replaced the carb to block gasket as it looked ok.

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04-23-10, 07:20 AM   #2  
The only thing in a small engine that affects the cold running mixture (your engine needs slightly richer) is the choke setting. The rest of the jetting/settings are for warm running. The cold running time is very small.

I would take a look at the choke to make sure it operates normally. I wouldn't take anything else apart if it runs well after it warms up.

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04-23-10, 09:07 AM   #3  
There is no choke on this engine. Just a primer.

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04-23-10, 04:33 PM   #4  
I had the same problem,change the primer bulb and now it runs fine.Hope this helps.


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