Question about Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
I had a problem with it starting, It would run for a few minutes then stall out. I took the carburetor off and cleaned it my problem is that I need to put the carburetor back on and I forgot how the throttle lever goes back on and also how the governor lever goes back on. I should have taken pictures. I have the repair manual but it does not show a picture of the engine or any of the levers.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
was having the exact same problem with my 6.5 hp Toro lawnmower with a
Tecumseh engine. The engine would start up okay but after a few
minutes of mowing, the mower would start missing and eventually shut
down. I would pull and pull and pull on the starter rope, getting
angry and frustrated and eventually going back in the house to let it
I looked up all kinds of information and I finally decided it was a bad coil (something about the resistance being low when the mower wasn't hot and then when it heated up the coil would conduct enough electricity to somehow make the engine shut down.)
I called a local shop and wanted to get an estimate on replacing the coil. I have no clue about engines so I dared not get into the guts of the mower myself. He told me to check the gas cap. HUH??????
He told me to make sure there wasn't a part missing out of it. I thought, what the heck would a gas cap have to do with the engine shutting down. Well, apparently there is a mechanism on these caps that prevents a vacuum from pulling on the fuel system and my gas cap indeed had a part missing. To verify this, I cut the grass for about 5 minutes. When it started to run rough, I took the gas cap off to allow pressure to escape from the gas tank and voila! it started to purr like a kitten.
So, I'm only out $4 for a new gas cap and I'm as good as new. Man I wish I was more mechanically inclined so I hope your problem is as easy to solve as this one.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
dirty gas. the fuel bowl likely has junk in it which plugs the jets as soon as it starts. you may get luck just emptying the carb bowl but a good carb clean and new gas will do the trick. (dump out the old gas
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
that's not a choke lever, it's used as a speed control on some models. the two springs are attached to the governor rod, which is attached to an "air vane" governor - on these engines, you need to keep the gas tank fairly full at all times, the dip tube on the carburetor rides up off the bottom of the gas tank, if fuel level goes lower than this tube, it won't pull any gas to the intake - from your descriptions, though, it sounds like the diapragm between the carb and gas tank has "curled". briggs had a service flash on the problem and since it's new, you should take it to a shop that does briggs warranty work - it should be covered under warranty
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Pull apart and clean the carb. You can dismantle and soak the carb in solvent or equivelant for a couple hours. A dirty carb and poor spark are the major reasons that the motor won't run well.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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