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Husqvarna 2654 just quit on me....help


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08-24-13, 12:02 PM   #1  
Husqvarna 2654 just quit on me....help

Hello everyone.....I was just about to finish mowing my yard yesterday when the engine just started bogging down ,sputtered a few times and then a little black smoke and then it cut off. It will not crank back up. Its spinning fast when i turn the key like it has no compression. I took the plugs out and the one on the right side was dripping with gas. The one on the left was not but maybe because it was sitting on a steep grade leaning to the right. When i turn the key with plugs out it will blow gas out the plug holes. I can hold my finger over the plug holes while cranking the engine and it will push my finger back like it has compression. I have it in my shop now and after it sets for a couple of hours it will blow gas out the plug holes again. I put a small dowel down in the plug holes to check the pistons are moving up and down and they are. Appreciate help with this......

 
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08-24-13, 12:54 PM   #2  
Sounds like it's flooding. I'm not sure of the carb setup on yours but it sounds like the float is hung up and gas is being fed to the engine whether it needs it or not.


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08-24-13, 12:55 PM   #3  
It helps to have all the engine numbers on it, but it sounds like the carb float/needle valve is leaking or stuck open. This is assuming it has that type of carburetor.

If..... it does have the float bowl type carb, take off the bowl and see if there is gas leaking out of the needle valve (the little jobby the float works up and down) when you put light pressure up on the float.

 
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08-24-13, 03:38 PM   #4  
I sure hope you guys are right in thinking it might be the carb causing the problem and not something else with the engine. I just had to put a new left axle on it, did it myself though, and saved a little money. The engine has clean oil up to the full line. It will be monday before i can start on it, do you think i should drain all the gas out the tank,while it sets for a couple of days. I had just filled it up prior to this happening. The engine model# is 445877.........type 0760 E1.........code 071018yg........Husqvarna lgt 2654......thanks

 
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08-24-13, 05:37 PM   #5  
Just disconnect or pinch the line to the carb. It's about 95% sure it's in the carb. The model number I found a diagram for shows the float type carb with no fuel pump.

To start that soon and while you're running it sounds like something came down the fuel line and lodged in the float needle or possibly the float leaked fuel into it and couldn't close the needle valve. Just normal wear will get a leaking needle valve, but that normally is a little more subtle.

When you get the leak stopped it's usually a good idea to change the oil.

 
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