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Hello, I got a Scotts lawn mower, model # 229630x8a, that won't start. I replaced the spark plug, air filter and the fuel line with a see through one. When I prime it, i can see that there isn't any gasoline going through the fuel line. I then tested starting the engine successfully by spraying engine start oil, however, it stop after a few seconds. Please help. thank you.

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  • zichau Jun 22, 2009

    Hi Longhorn294,
    thank you for helping out. the sticker on the housing has the following information.

    Tecumseh Products Co.

    engine model: OVRM120 22032E

    engine family: YTPXS.1951AA

    engine displacement: 195 D.O.M - 0291 J

    it's a Scotts Branded self propelled high rear wheeler.

    Thank you.

  • zichau Jun 23, 2009


    I removed the carb. and cleaned with it carb cleaner and cleared put it back, now when i prime it, it's leaking gas from the little pan by where the nut is. After unscrewing the nut under the pan, i see the little plaster ring that goes in between the nut and the pan is broken. Looks like i need a replacement. Know where i can get parts? do i need a new carb or carb repair kit? thank you.

  • zichau Jun 23, 2009

    thanks for the information, but i made one using the top of a plaster container and seems to work just fine, its not leaking anymore. I am now able to prime it and the mower starts but then immediated stops. no clue to why. is the mower not getting any fuel? could be the the floater is working? thanks.

  • zichau Jun 23, 2009

    i see holes3 on the nut, 2 on the botton, the tiny one on the top, no sure if the one iside the nut counts, if it does, it'll be 4. they were all blocked. i used a paper clip to clear the obstraction and then air sprayed it. all cleaned, i can see light through the holes.

  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    Are you going to attempt to repair this carb yourself? It will involve removal of the carb, throttle and governor linkage and disassembly of the carb itself and buying some parts. Let me know. Dwain

  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately, the mower model number doesn't provide any information about the engine because the mower was made by Murray and the engine was made by Briggs (probably).. Could you please post the model number stamped on the starter housing on the engine.



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Clean carb in gas for a hour

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I think you're refering to the gasket for the nut/jet that holds the bowl on. That gasket should be availabe at any lawnmower repair shop. Tecumseh part # 27110A

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Dwain Pippen Jun 23, 2009

    Usually on one of those Tecumseh engines, it's the

    bowl nut which is really the main jet. Make sure the holes are clear. There is probably one very small hole at the TOP of the threads. It''s hard to see, but it won't run if it's not open too. Check that out and let me know.

  • Dwain Pippen Jun 23, 2009

    A paperclip won't fit the tiny hole at the top of the threads. Find something smaller. It does haqve to be open or it won't run.



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