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10-05-20, 08:36 PM
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Autotrol 255 Valve w/ 460i Control - Not regenerating enough?

All,

Did the normal maintenance with this softener about 1 month ago. Emptied all salt in tank, cleaned everything. Made sure pick up tube was clear. Also cleaned injector (that was pretty dirty...
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I saw those as well on Amazon. Good call! This...

I saw those as well on Amazon. Good call! This pole is 3/4" diameter so I think it will work. Worst case, I'll just buy a new pole on Amazon. I've seen them for around $43 which gets you about...
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Exterior Gutter Cleaning

Hi All,

Forgive me, as I'm not sure this will be in the right forum. I started cleaning the exterior of my gutters using a telescoping pole that I had laying around from a light bulb changer kit...
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Cheese, Thanks.........glad to know the...

Cheese,

Thanks.........glad to know the spring is not missing. I ended up moving the spring so that the one side connects to the pull starter housing. It was the only way to keep tension on the...
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LCT CMXX 136cc - Throttle Linkage

Hi All,

So I took this engine off a Manco Black Widow Go Kart. Owner said it "Wouldn't Run". Of course you never know what that means. I tried and tried starting with no luck. Gets spark and...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Thanks Manden! Need to go get some of...

Thanks Manden! Need to go get some of that...........
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Craftsman 3.5HP Edger - Gas Leak

Hi All,


This is a brand new carb....but seems to be leaking some gas out of the fuel intake. There is a small detacheable piece that the fuel line is connected to. It is barbed, and the fuel...
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Ok......I figured it was right on the border of...

Ok......I figured it was right on the border of bad/good. My next step is to install a brand new carburetor and see what happens. The last one from Amazon was bad out of the box.

If this new...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Low Compression

Cheese,

Sorry for taking so long to get info, finally was able to go over to our friends to check the compression on this Tecumseh Engine.

I'm only getting 80-90psi max.........that's...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Yes, when I pull the rope....doesn't even seem...

Yes, when I pull the rope....doesn't even seem like it will start. As Cheese mentioned, I totally forgot to check the compression! That's my next test.

Cheese,

If the compression test reveals...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Totally missed that Cheese...thanks! Iíll report...

Totally missed that Cheese...thanks! Iíll report back in a while. Went on vacation, should be about 10 days.

What should compression be expected to be?
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Tecumseh OHH60-71107C - Wont fire

Hi All,

I'm trying to repair a Tecumseh Engine that is used for a Go Kart for a friend. All they told me was that it suddenly stopped, and won't start again. Disregard the missing pull cord as...
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Posted By gibbywmu

*UPDATE - Problem solved! I tore the carburetor...

*UPDATE - Problem solved! I tore the carburetor off again (which I had done before and noticed a torn diaphragm....strange as I've replaced many of these. Must have installed incorrectly or damage...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Cheese, When I depress the trigger for the...

Cheese,

When I depress the trigger for the wand and let pressure out, doesn't seem to make a difference. When that pump is attached to the engine period, it won't run at all. I tried it about 20...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Guys, So we have some life. My mistake. It...

Guys,

So we have some life. My mistake. It was a new carburetor, but somehow when I installed it, the diaphragm was not right. I pulled it off and sure enough, it had a hole in it. No worries...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Cheese/Geo, I appreciate your feedback, but...

Cheese/Geo,

I appreciate your feedback, but as I mentioned in the initial post, I installed a brand NEW carburetor (Amazon) as well as NEW diaphragm. This was the kit so it included all.
...
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Hi Guys, Well, I installed the new head...

Hi Guys,

Well, I installed the new head gasket this morning and its still not running right :(. I'm really at a loss here. Looks like its still leaking some oil, and the plug gets pretty nasty...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Thanks Cheese! I've got one on order. I'll clean...

Thanks Cheese! I've got one on order. I'll clean off the head as well best I can, and all the gasket area around the cylinder to make sure to get a good fit.

I'll keep you posted. New gasket...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Hi All, Hi All, Here are some more pics...

Hi All,

Hi All,

Here are some more pics from today. I removed the intake manifold and inspected, it was fine. No cracks or fractures. It may be this head gasket, its not in the greatest shape...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Airmark, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it...

Airmark,

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it seemed to run ok for the first 5 minutes (or less) when I first fired up after I installed new carb. Obviously, something happened...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Cheese, Thanks for the reply. As I...

Cheese,

Thanks for the reply. As I mentioned, this is a brand new carburetor. I purchased the kit which included a brand new diaphragm as well. Considering the compression is only 80psi in the...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Briggs and Stratton L Head - Low Compression

Hi All,

I was hoping that someone having experience in repairing B&S L Head Engines could provide on insight on my issue, before I decide to just scrap this engine for parts.

I have a Husky...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Got it!

*Update: Just connected the black wire with a new spade connector, on to the bottom spade connector on the ignition coil. Now when you let off the safety handle, the motor stops as it should. I'm...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Thanks Cheese. Could you be a little more...

Thanks Cheese. Could you be a little more specific? I need to know where to attach the wires since the tang broke on the throttle assembly. I can't solder it since there isn't enough surface area. As...
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Posted By gibbywmu

Craftsman Edger 3.5HP - Rewire Kill Switch Help

Hi Everyone,

Model #536 772101

Just purchased used locally for $20. I had to do some tinkering, including installing a new carb. I want to make this machine safe again, because the kill...
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