Trouble Starting Wood Chipper/Shredder

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Old 04-29-13, 10:38 AM
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The engine is a Briggs & Stratton Model 126412 Type 0158 Code E1. It sat with gas in tank over the winter and failed to start. Installed new Champion RC12YC and the motor started but stalled as choke was reset to run. Since then no evidence of even attempting to turn over. Drained gas tank and replaced fuel line before adding 2 oz. Mechanic In A Bottle as per label instructions. Pulled starter cord several times to attempt to get the liquid into the carb but do not know if this worked. It is well over 4 hours since and still no evidence of engine attempting to turn over when starter cord is pulled. What should I do next? Should I add fresh gas and attempt to start engine or do something else?
 
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Old 04-29-13, 11:03 AM
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Give the carb a thorough cleaning. Remove, disassemble, soak for several hours and give it a cleaning and reassemble. Once a passage or orifice is gummed shut a long soak and dis-assembly are the best way to get it working again. Sprays & wonder liquids can't get to the problem areas since they are plugged so they are almost useless.
 
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Old 04-29-13, 07:25 PM
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The bowl nut on this carb is the main jet, it is probably clogged, remove the the bowl and clean any gunk you find and the jet, use the pic below for reference only. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Question Soak Fluid

Mechanic In A Bottle, Carb Cleaner or something else?
 
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If you remove the jet geogrub mentioned or disassemble the carb and want to spray out the orifices and passages then use a canned aerosol carb cleaner. I like to wear safety glasses because some other little orifice always seems to spray some back in my face. For longer term soaking I use a can of cleaner intended specifically for soaking carburetor parts. It does not attack the metal but will slowly soften or dissolve varnish deposits.
 
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Have removed carb from engine. By doing this I discovered that one of the two bolts holding the air filter housing to the carb had been snapped leaving remaining thread in the carb. How important is it that I get this piece of the bolt out and get a replacement bolt?
 
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Getting two bolts in it is sorta important if you want the air filter to be actually working without gaps where the carb can suck in unfiltered air. Is part of the bolt protruding enough to get Vice Grip pliers on it?
 
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It is protruding into the carb and I do not think there is enough clearance to get it out. Would have to use an extractor.
 
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Where do you purchase the can of carb cleaner you use?
 
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I use the Super Tech carb and brake parts cleaners from walmart, I like using brake parts cleaner as it doesn't leave any residue. Have a good one. Geo
 
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The best spray carb cleaner I have found is called next dimension. It is found at Advance auto parts. It cuts the crud that the others don't. Warning: It can bring a grown man to his knees if it gets in his eyes.
 
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I meant the can of soaking carb cleaner that Pilot Dane uses. Advance's Next Dimension spray is currently on BOGO but the can of carb cleaner is a one gallon kit that is selling for $24.99 before sales tax.
 
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Berryman Chem-Dip is what I use. It comes in a gallon paint can with a basket to hold your parts. Honestly though I first take the carb apart and use spray cleaner on everything, re-assemble and try it on the engine. If the quick disassemble and spray did not work then I go to the long soak.

 
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Thank You for the information and advice!
 
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