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Old 10-29-11, 01:23 PM
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Craftsman Generator

I have an old Craftsman Generator. Model 580-32698. It has an 8HP engine that I think is a B&S. While draining fuel out by disconnecting the hose at the carb I popped off the 90 degree fitting that connects to the carb. The 90 is plastic and it left a fitting with a barbed fitting that fits into the 90. So does anyone know if the barbed fitting is threaded into the carb, so I can remove it and install a newfitting$ Went to the craftsman site but does not show engine details.
 
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Old 10-29-11, 01:54 PM
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Post the engine numbers & we can lookup the part number for you.

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Old 10-29-11, 02:09 PM
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Mine is pressed in. Same piece of junk plastic piece. Mine popped out and I just stuck it back in. Its on my list of things to order also.

But they do sell them. Espeacially if you have or find the manual. The sears site at partsdirect.com show exploded views of all parts. Just input your model #.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...&adcid=5144202


Although I cant see well enough to find what part it is.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...00061420/00002



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Old 10-29-11, 03:42 PM
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Item page 4 item 126.

Is this the plastic piece you are looking for?

This is just a expoded view of my gen motor. If you have a briggs motor the model is on the overhead valve cover.

http://bsintek.basco.com/BriggsDocum...FXKnfBhU7y.pdf

Input your engine model here if briggs. I thought all craftsman had briggs but I could be wrong.

Manuals | Customer Support | Briggs & Stratton


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Old 10-30-11, 07:48 AM
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It looks like item 186 on page 4. Mine pressed back on but the way these babies rock and roll I am afraid of it coming off and having a fire. I will look at the engine for mdl #
 
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Old 10-30-11, 08:05 AM
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The model number is 143.948005. It is a flathead, no valve cover. Going back to Craftsman to search again.
 
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Old 10-30-11, 08:29 AM
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Thats the model of the gen???

What type of motor, brand?

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Old 10-30-11, 08:35 AM
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That is the model # of the motor. Googled it turns out it is a Tecumseh mdl HM80-155487n. found the parts list, it is 303 but not in the parts list. Hmmmm
 
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Old 10-30-11, 08:56 AM
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It seems yours is molded in to the float bowl....

page 33 here.

http://www.tecumsehpower.com/Custome...ce%20Parts.pdf

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It is pressed in part number 631807

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Old 10-30-11, 11:25 AM
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Does not look like it. I will take a picture of it.
 

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Old 10-30-11, 11:52 AM
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Here is a better pic of that part #

But I did not see that in the parts list on the link I posted. Possibly they are doing away with this part and using a new barb fitting that is molded into the float bowl???




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Old 10-31-11, 07:36 AM
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Mike, I think that is the one.
 
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Old 10-31-11, 10:07 AM
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I found that part number (631807) on a small engines forum with instructions on how to remove and install. Found them on Ebay and ordered one. Thanks for all the help guys.
 
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Fill is in... How do you remove it?

Mine the plastic piece came out of the brass piece. The nub was still on the carb side. I just pressed it back on.

I was going to drill mine out, tap it, and put a threaded bard fitting in there.

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Old 10-31-11, 01:15 PM
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Here it is:
FUEL FITTING
NOTE: MOST service carburetors are marked .SVC
CARB NF. in the Price List. This means that the carburetor
comes with NO FUEL FITTING.
Use the parts manual to obtain the same fuel inlet
fitting that was installed in the original carburetor. Install
the fuel fitting in the new carburetor body in the same
position as on the original carburetor. Support the
carburetor body with a wood block to avoid damage
to other parts. Use a bench vise or press to install
the fitting squarely. Press it in until it bottoms out.
NOTE: PRESS FUEL FITTING IN SQUARELY USING
CAUTION SO THAT THE CARBURETOR BODY IS
NOT DAMAGED.
INLET FUEL FITTING
To remove a leaking or damaged fuel inlet fitting, use
a 1/4"(6 mm) bolt, 1/4" (6 mm) nut and 1/4" (6 mm)
washer, along with a 1/2" (12 mm) nut. Use a pliers or
vise to remove the plastic part of the inlet fitting. Tap
the inside of the remaining metal portion of the fitting
using a 1/4"- 20 (6 mm) tap. Place a 1/2" (12 mm)
nut over the fuel fitting (it may be necessary to guide
one side of the nut to seat it squarely to the carburetor).
Next thread the 1/4" (6 mm) nut on the bolt until it
contacts the shank, add the washer, and thread the
bolt into the fitting until snug. Tighten the 1/4"-20 (6
mm) nut until the fitting is removed.

Some used a little loktite to seal it. I will let you all know when I get it done.

Would it be to difficult for the MFR to use a pipe thread??? LOL
 
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Old 11-01-11, 10:11 AM
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631807 is the part number of the replacement fitting you need, indeed. The way we do this procedure at our shop is (if you have not mistakenly taken a pair of pliers to the metal portion still remaining in the carburetor and disformed it AT ALL) is to use an 11/32" drill bit using the undisformed hole as your guide and CAREFULLY drill in only so far as to not go through the carb wall. This will leave only a thin portion of the fitting behind and usually comes out with the bit as you near the bottom of the fitting. NOTE: do it wrong and you are buying a new carburetor.
 
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Old 11-20-11, 08:18 AM
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So I installed the new fitting yesterday. Used a 3 inch deck screw,washer under the screw and a deep socket. Put as much pressure as I could on the screw and gave it a little tap. Yup it moved. added another washer and it backed out. Used a little thread sealer that is non Harding. Back together. I would suggest that you note what hole the throttle link is in before you remove the carb. Couple tugs and it fired but quit. As soon as the throttle moved it choked. Pulled the plug, looked like the original. I bought a quick start Champion. Started it, kept it running by manually moving the throttle, and adjusted the carb. It has always been hard to adjust. I got motivated yesterday because the lights blinked a little. Bring the storms on, I am ready to lite her off. Thanks guys for all the help.
 
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Old 11-20-11, 10:13 AM
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Hey Nain, Go spread your spam some where else.
 
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