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Mower is 5 years old and never had problem before.
If that's a Tecumseh engine:
IF the carb has a metal bowl, the brass nut holding it on is the MAIN JET.
Clamp off the fuel line, remove the jet and clean the holes out with a fine wire, like the wire tie from a loaf of bread.
IF it's a plastic bowl carb, get a new bowl kit. <$20
Posted on May 09, 2014
Carburetor Cleaning TUNE UP of Toro 6 5HP Lawnmower with Tecumseh Engine
The above link will provide a video on how to clean the carb on the 6.5 hp mower. Before you go to that length, try putting some carb cleaner in the fuel tank and see if that corrects the problem. Also, as the video shows, make sure the spark plug is getting a good spark. If the spark is weak , the fly wheel may be rusted, ot the magneto is bad.
Posted on May 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you need a carb cleaning. Also install some Seafoam gas additive in your gas tank to clean out the gunk that builds up. Do not use ethanol gas.
Posted on May 18, 2009
I think that this is a 4stroke engine and runs on neat petrol.Have you been putting oil in with the petrol like a 2 stroke engine needs because this would account for the smoking.If not the check that you havn't overfilled the gearbox oil.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
It may just be a matter of adjusting the cable. Sometimes they dont get them adjusted just right from the factory,heres what you do. Locate the plastic shroud in front of the push mower that covers the drive unit.Determine which screwdriver or torx bit is needed to remove shroud and remove it. After removal you will see a pulley with belt around it, as you pull the handle back to engage self propel you should see the pulley move into the belt to put tension on the belt. You can do this with it running to see if enough tension is being put on the belt,if not, locate the cable end where the small bracket holds the cable in place. Loosen the cable bracket and move cable until you have correct tension again,hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
IF THERE IS A PRIMER BULB ON THE CARB CHECK AND SEE IF IT IS HOLDING GAS IF NOT THE CHECK VALVE UNDER THE PRIMER IS BAD AND SUCKING AIR
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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