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Trouble Shooting Chart
Causes
Problem
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
1. Engine fails to start.
2. Hard starting or loss of power.
3. Operation erratic.
4. Occassional skip (hesitates) at high speeds.
5. Idles poorly.
6. Engine overheats.
F.
A.
B.
C.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
A.
B.
C.
A.
B.
C.
A.
B.
C.
D.
Check fuel tank for gas.
Spark plug lead wire disconnected.
Throttle control lever not in the starting position.
Check spark splug. *
Carburetor improperly adjusted. Engine flooded. Remove spark
plug, dry the plug, crank engine with pluge removed, and
throttle in off position. Replace spark plug and lead wire and
resume starting procedures.
Old/stale gas. Drain and refill with fresh gas.
Spark plug wire loose.
Carburetor improperly adjusted.*
Dirty air cleaner.
Dirt in gas tank. Drain, clean and refill.
Dirty air cleaner.*
Water in fuel supply. Drain and refill.
Vent in gas cap and/or carburetor plugged. Clear vent.
Carburetor improperly adjusted.*
Spark plug fouled, faulty or gap too wide.*
Carburetor improperly adjusted.*
Dirty air cleaner.*
Carburetor idle speed too low.*
Spark plug gap too close.*
Carburetor idle mixture adjustment improperly set.*
Adjust carburetor.*
Remove any obstructions form air passages in shrouds.
Clean cooling fins.
Fill crankcase to proper oil level.
Notice to customers in the State of California.
The engine on this unit is not equipped with a spark aresting
muffler.
WARNING!!!
Note: For repairs beyond the monor
adjustments listed above, please contact
your local Lawn Mower Service Shop.
USE OR OPERATION OF THIS ENGINE ON ANY FOREST
COVERED, BRUSH COVERED, OR GRASS COVERED LAND For Engine Service see an Authorized Service Center.
WITHOUT A STATE APPROVED SPARK ARRESTOR IN
EFFECTIVE WORKING ORDER CONSTITUTES A
VIOLATION OF THE LAW OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
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