Question about Mtd Garden
My MTD mower, when cold, will only start if I remove the plug, pour gas directly into the cylinder, replace the plug, and start. It will then run normally. Using the primer does not fix the problem.
You need to rebuild the carb. The kits are cheap. Less than $10 for most. If that does not work possible carb replacement needed. Sometimes these carbs get clogged an cant be opened because orifice are to clogged. Carbs are not expensive. For $20- $25 it can be fixed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gas pouring out of air filter
carb is gummed up from the old fuel turning to varnish and clogging the jets. while trying to start, its trying to inject fuel, but its clogged and taking the path of least resistance (coming out the air filter).
you'll need to drain the gas tank and remove the carb to clean it out. if unfamiliar or uncomfortable doing this, then take it to someone to do a carb cleaning.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
common problems to all older lawnmower, lots of dirt and dust the mower goes through and ages. I would first start by taking the carb apart and clean the filter with soap and water, allow it to air dry. also carburetor prob need rebuilding or replacing. Pick up some Carburetor cleaner at any auto part store and spay it down the carb, dont be afraid to spray allot in there and let it dry for 1/2 and hours. carb tend wear and parts need replacing just like any engines. 99% of the time lawn mower carb goes out before the engine will and common problems with all lawn mower. If you not mechanical incline or dont want to rebuilt it, just buy the whole new carb and replace it, fairly cheap easy to replace and will last you another 10 + years or more. www.briggsandstratton.com
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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You may have to replace the carb.But before you do.Check the the fuel line.There is a small screen in the carb,it may be clogged.Inside the tank is a small cylindrical filter,make sure it is good.Break the fuel line at the in line filter,to make sure gas is getting to there,if it is the problem is in the carb.
Posted on May 20, 2011
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly
Just by searching I think this is your engine number:
This should be your parts manual: (3.01 Mb)
Most likely the main fuel jet orifice that is inside the threaded area of the Fuel float bowl nut has debris in the pin-hole of the orifice.
Remove the Fuel float bowl and spray carb cleaner using the spray tube directly into the center of the bowl nut area to remove the debris from the main fuel jet orifice. Clean the Fuel float bowl and the bowl nut. On this unit the bowl nut acts as the main fuel jet so any debris in the bowl nut will restrict fuel to the engine. See items 117, 118 and 236 on page 3 of the manual above for location.
Additionaly make sure the fuel shut off on the bottom of the fuel tank is working properly Remove the output hose and check for feul flow. (item 958 bottom right page 3 of the above link)
I think once you clean the float bow bowl and nut that it should work properly. If your still having problems I need to know if this has a primer bulb, Choke Lever or is an Auto Choke carb.
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Posted on Aug 20, 2011
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