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Old 05-08-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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anyone know anything about small engines (as in lawnmowers, not hondas)

my mclane reel mower has a little B&S 3.5hp motor on it that isn't getting fuel. I am pretty sure of this b/c it will only run when i spray starting fluid into the carb and have the carb completely choked. even then it will only run until all the starting fluid is burnt up. anyone have any suggestions?
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Clean the lines? Get a new high flow carb? :p
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Old 05-08-2005, 06:33 PM   #3
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Either the lines, the filter (if it has 0ne) or the bowl is clogged.

I would unscrew the bowl from the bottom of the carb and dump out whatever is int here. Sometimes water will get into your gas and it, being heavier that gas, will fill the bowl and the engine will not run.

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you mean theres a difference in lawnmowers and honda engines?

sure? cause they both sound the same.
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this is what i do all day, sad i know. I'd say the jet is prob cloged int the carb or the float is stuck in the carb. Take the bolt out of the bottom of the carb being careful not to ruin the bowl gasket and pull it down. Make sure there is no water in it and that the little holes in the bolt/jet are clear. If they are then pull the pin that holds the float out and pull the float and needle down out of it. Spray throught everything with carb cleaner and put it back together and you should be set.
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thanks, i will try that next time i have some time to work on it.
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You should be able to get a carb rebuild kit for next to nothing that will have all new parts and once cleaned that should fix it.
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Actually if it has sat up over the winter with fuel in it Varnish and gunk have formed in the float bowl. take the float bowl off clean it and spray carb cleaner into the carb. Reassemble and put on a new spark plug and get it cutting grass BY GOD
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Actually if it has sat up over the winter with fuel in it Varnish and gunk have formed in the float bowl. take the float bowl off clean it and spray carb cleaner into the carb. Reassemble and put on a new spark plug and get it cutting grass BY GOD
mowed the lawn last week. winter rye owns me.
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