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Scroll through some of the Homelite pages here: ...

Scroll through some of the Homelite pages here:

Chain Saw Collectors Corner - Gasoline Chain Saws by Manufacturer (http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf/GasbyManufacturer?OpenView)
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Yeah, but.....

You don't mention weather you had the plug out when all this was going on, but forcing the engine with your tools while the cylinder is full of oil and the spark plug is still in is a great way to...
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You stated you replaced the diaphram which lead...

You stated you replaced the diaphram which lead me to believe you are working on a diaphram/pumper type carb. On many but not all carbs of that type, the diaphram operates a small lever that pushes...
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The problem is probably centered at the needle...

The problem is probably centered at the needle and seat. That is almost always the cause of a fuel leak thru the carb into the throttle bore. Did you set the diaphram lever to spec?
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http://jdparts.deere.com/servlet/com.deere.u90.jdp...

http://jdparts.deere.com/servlet/com.deere.u90.jdparts.view.publicservlets.HomeUnsigned

Click on myJDparts button and type in your model number info.
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Yes, try fresh clean gasoline first. Is the oil...

Yes, try fresh clean gasoline first. Is the oil level correct in both machines?
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Cheese, could you please elaborate a bit? The...

Cheese, could you please elaborate a bit? The higher the octane, the slower the fuel burns. That quality would be desirable in certain cases like high compression or pre-detonation conditions. If...
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Yes, I will post it if it happens but there is no...

Yes, I will post it if it happens but there is no grating sound or vibration in my machine. We may not be chasing the same sound. Just one of the downfalls of trying to diagnose noises on the...
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Try this page for manuals. It appears your parts...

Try this page for manuals. It appears your parts manual is not yet available on-line. Click on customer service using the link on the left of the page or follow the instructions on the second link.. ...
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To be running that hard, it would have to be...

To be running that hard, it would have to be getting additional air and fuel from somewhere. I just can't think of another air source except the tube for the crankcase breather. Strange!
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Yes, the noise can be heard over the sound of the...

Yes, the noise can be heard over the sound of the engine and mower deck on mine also. Actually I get a better sense of where the noise is coming from with hearing protectors on. My TroyBilt's [also...
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I have a similar mower with the same drive system...

I have a similar mower with the same drive system and mine makes the same noise. It starts as soon as the pedal is depressed, and changes pitch slightly as the pressure is increased. Blade engagement...
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I wonder if the throttle plate was reinstalled...

I wonder if the throttle plate was reinstalled incorrectly when it was cleaned. Is there a beveled edge or a notch in the throttle plate that appears to be in the wrong position? Some throttle shafts...
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An hour of running to clean a muffler? Any old...

An hour of running to clean a muffler? Any old oil should burn off as soon as the muffler reaches operating temperature. If that mower is still smoking 5 minutes after it's started, I'll bet the...
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I won't even attempt to address your statements...

I won't even attempt to address your statements as far as your frustration and depression goes, except to say that a used lawnmower is not that important.

If learning to repair lawnmowers causes...
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Lex, The people on this forum are not...

Lex,

The people on this forum are not sitting around waiting for your posts 24/7. Unfortunately, we can't always spend time to answer when we would like. Some of us may have to leave for work or...
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Troy-bilt is now 100% MTD as are all 1000 and...

Troy-bilt is now 100% MTD as are all 1000 and 1500 series Cub Cadet. They are virtually identical once you get past the color and 'styling' differences. How can you dislike TroyBilts and favor Cubs?...
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Those plates are anti-scalping devices meant to...

Those plates are anti-scalping devices meant to keep the blade tips from digging into the ground. Common on decks without gauge wheels. The one on the side also adds structural integrity to the...
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NAPA can cross almost every small engine filter....

NAPA can cross almost every small engine filter. Be aware that NAPA sells four different quality filter lines [Silver, Nascar, SME, and Gold.] and the best is the NAPA Gold line. These may not be...
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You have already figured out many of the...

You have already figured out many of the practical features you need, so pick a mower with the best deck/deck wheel configuration. [When it comes to deck wheels, wider is better, to steal a phrase...
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You will get so many differing opinions on this...

You will get so many differing opinions on this question, that I hesitate to comment. This debate often ends in heated arguements and hurt feelings on the vintage snowmobile websites.

Using what...
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First thing to look at is the blade or engine...

First thing to look at is the blade or engine braking system. You could have a misadjusted cable or loose kill wire. On many Briggs engines, there is a plastic cover on the fan housing where the...
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There may be a coating available, but the problem...

There may be a coating available, but the problem is getting the fuel that is saturating the float out. The cells in the cork have broken down allowing fuel to fill the spaces normally trapping air....
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Replace the float. They are not that expensive. A...

Replace the float. They are not that expensive. A cork float should float on top of any liquid you put it in. The little attached bracket will try to sink, but should not be able to drag the rest of...
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BEWARE: If you decide to remove the reeds for...

BEWARE: If you decide to remove the reeds for cleaning, it is an absolute necessity that you re-secure everything correctly. Loose parts in this area of the engine mean CERTAIN DEATH. Minor surface...
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