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09-05-16, 09:44 AM   #1  
16hp simplicity

I am having trouble with my 16hp simplicity Was running fine shut it off and when i restarted it it sounds like it is back firing through the carb and won't stay running also had to charge battery

 
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09-05-16, 09:54 AM   #2  
When it's cooled down, take out the plug and spin it over with your thumb over the plug hole. It sounds like a stuck valve.

 
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09-05-16, 11:53 AM   #3  
It sounds like you have multiple, unrelated problems. Battery charging is largely a separate issue from the engine not running problem.

How long did the machine sit after you turned it off before restarting? When you say it won't stay running does that mean it runs for a while and then cuts off or does it not even fire?

 
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09-05-16, 12:07 PM   #4  
We need a little more info than that... Might be a kohler, but I'm guessing.


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09-06-16, 08:10 AM   #5  
To cheese the motor is a briggs

 
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09-06-16, 09:38 AM   #6  
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Found the problem bent push rod but now where do i get one and what caused it to do that

 
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09-06-16, 09:55 AM   #7  
You can get them from a lot of small engine dealers. Stuck valve or valve lash out of adjustment.

 
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09-06-16, 10:27 AM   #8  
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how do i free a stuck valve

 
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09-06-16, 10:35 AM   #9  
The best way is to take it out and clean the stem, then use solvent to clean the guide - lube it up and reassemble. If you don't want to disassemble you can spray the valve stem with a penetrating oil and work the valve up and down. It usually frees them up.

 
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