ran over steel wire now craftsman acts like valves are out of adjustment, briggs

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Old 07-29-13, 08:48 AM
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ran over steel wire now craftsman acts like valves are out of adjustment, briggs

hi everyone,
i just ran over a piece of steel stiff wire, about a 2ft piece, my craftsman lt1000 has a 16.5 briggs, now it acts just like the valves are out of adjustment, turns over about half a turn, i adjusted them and have the same problem, any ideas on what this could be? flywheel key? etc, was running good before this
 
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Old 07-29-13, 08:57 AM
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I would say you probably sheared the flywheel key. Have a good one. Geo
 
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thanks geo, these flywheels require a puller to come off correct?

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Old 07-29-13, 12:27 PM
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Yes you need a puller, however sometimes you can put a long screwdriver or pry bar under it on the side with the key and tap on the other side with a plastic hammer it will come loose, don't bang on the end of the crankshaft or you will mess up the threads. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 07-29-13, 06:43 PM
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Take the spark plugs out and see if it turns over easily. The belt could have cinched itself tight in the pulley and might be stuck, or it could have stopped so suddenly that it got oil in the cylinders, hydro locking it. The flywheel key could be the problem, but it doesn't happen often on riding mowers. You don't have to pull the flywheel to check it.
 
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thanks so much, that was the problem, had oil in the cylinder, this is the same mower that i was working on the brakes on, and i can not for the life of me get them to work right, is there any way you could walk me through the checks of it to see what i have got wrong or what i need to do? thanks again
 
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Old 08-02-13, 08:13 PM
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Adjust the nut in the middle of the brake piece on the side of the tranny so that the brake lever is free until about halfway of it's travel. Then it begins to tighten the brakes. Then, adjust the nut on the brake rod from the pedal. Make it so that it doesn't contact the brake arm until the pedal is depressed halfway or so. See where that gets you.
 
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