Bowl/float type carb help


Old 10-24-01, 07:52 AM
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If this has been discussed in the past, sorry and disregard. Wanted to pass on a quick and easy fix for the bowl/float type carbureator. My mower was running slow, smoky, bogging down. Found out from a sm. engine repair dealer to try taking the bowl nut at the bottom of the carb off after either draining or stopping fuel flow with a clamp, etc. The bowl nut has some pinholes in it- check to see those aren't clogged. Mine had some hairy/straw-like stuff over the hole. Knocked that out, put nut back on bowl. Runs great now.

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Old 10-24-01, 03:15 PM
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Hi: gkutey

Thanks for summing up what we have been saying in many postings. Often the type of carb isn't mentioned within a request for help posting since some may not know what type of carb the equipment has.

The question posting person can only discribe the symtoms. Therefore, a reply back may just generically state that the carb is restricted, plugged etc. based upon what the problem discription states.

Your correct about float bowl carbs. Often times removing the bottom center bowl bolt and cleaning out the bowl and clearing the tiny holes in the nut solves the problem.

Well almost always. Except for those times when the venturi ports get plugged up or the bowl gasket gets damage, etc.

However, as you stated, it works enough times to make the trick worth doing. Thanks for the helpful suggestion.

Thanks again.
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