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Troy-bilt s-p mower wont restart when hot, only when cold.

I have a four year old troy-bilt self-propelled mower with a 7 hp B&S engine. It is a fresh start model with the primer pump at the carb. For most of the last year and so far this year, I have had the same problem. I have taken it to a repair shop twice with this problem and they havent identified or fixed it. My mower will start great when it is cold. Once the mower gets hot and I stop it to empty the bag it will not restart. I pull and pull and no offers of starting. Sometimes I even prime the pump again and no help. If I let it cool down for 30 minutes or so, it will start again on the first or second pull. I have run carb cleaner through it and cleaned the tank and line to the carb, but found nothing. The plug is fresh and the air cleaner is clean. I am ready to ''tank'' this mover and get me something else (like a honda powered mower). Any ideas on what to try...I am REALLY sick of pulling and pulling and pulling......

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SOURCE: Troy Bilt Self Propelled Lawnmower drive belt

belts usually come off for a few reasons.
They become loose...stretch or the tensioner moves,  Make sure that none of the tightening bolds are slipping.  You can dab them with a bit of paint.
when the pulleys are not in alignment or crooked or bent.  Eyeball the path from one pulley to another, also make sure the tensioner is in alignment and there are no other obstructions.
good, high quality belts are required, and they must be real drive belts...not regular v belts.  If there is a way to watch the belt in operation you can usually see what's going wrong.
On my lawnmower I had to grind some metal away where the belt went from the motor to the transmission.  Good luck 

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i replace a drive belt on a troy bilt self propelled lawn

You turn the mower over, remove the blade with a 9/16 or 5/8 socket. There is a bolt holding shroud on, 3/8 or 7/16, there are two screws by the rear wheels, 7/16 that need to be removed. Once the shroud is removed, belt can be removed and new one put on.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Troy-Bilt Mower - Model 834. It has a

sounds like the throttle cable has slipped on the side of the engine if they dont pull the choke all the way on they wont start too well. one way to find out is take your air cleaner and outer cover off so you can see in the front of the carby the put your throttle on start/choke position the choke butterfly should be closed if not check your cable.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: ENGINE KEEP'S DIEING, PUSH PRIMER BULB AND STARS,

Carburator issue. If you have some mechanical abilty you can pull the carb off else take it to a shop. You probably left gas in it off season. Either the main jet is clogged or the float valve is stuck. Either way, remove the carb, tae off the bottom cover and clean everything out with gum out or a carb cleaner. reassemble and eveything should be fine.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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