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Tecumseh lh318sa auger does not work

If you are asking about the pull cord and when you pull it the engine does not turn and the cord pulls super easy it generally means that the dogs inside the cove assembly are not engaging. This may be caused by a broken spring or dog inside the pull cord assembly. You would need to carefully remove the assembly cover from the engine and pull the cord to see if the dogs are protruding from the assembly if not you would need to repair or replace the parts as needed if so then you would have to check if the will still extend under strain, if not then repair if they still protrude under strain you would have to examine the engine where the unit was removed and look for damage or wear and replace parts accordingly. If you are in fact asking about the front or snow auger on the snow blower itself then the most likely answer would be that you have sheared a pin which holds the auger to the shaft that rotates it. The shear pins (as they are called) are designed with softer metal to break if you hit a large piece of ice, stick or rock that may damage more important and expensive parts of the blower if they stayed intact during the incident. To fix this merely find the hole in the auger along the shaft that is no longer pinned (the auger should spin freely) spin it to line up with the hole n the shaft (which may still have a broken piece of the shear pin in it) drive out any remaining pin with a punch and replace with the appropriate pin for your machine. If the pins are intact you may have a bad belt, pulley, or tensioner and you would have to move further into the repair process.

Feb 16, 2015 | Tecumseh Snowblower Snow Blower Starter...


Thanks for this! When I called Sears here in Canada, the part (called "Clutch...

The following advice is for replacing the “Agitator Dogs” on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10. The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

What are “Agitator Dogs”? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
  2. If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
  3. Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.
  4. Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.
  5. Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.
  6. With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It’s that simple.
  7. With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
  8. Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).
  9. Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.
  10. Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary. If you get confused and require further assistance, please refer to my profile at and use the “Ask Me” feature. For excellent diagrams to assist in reassembly you can also refer to the website. Just type in your COMPLETE washer model number and look under the Agitator Parts heading. I hope this information is found to be helpful.

on Aug 28, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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What are the benefits of using an elevated dog bowl?

There are several benefits you can gain by using an elevated dog bowl like improved digestion, cleaner feeding area, stable feeding surface, less strain on your dog's joints hips and shoulders, and much easier on the owner's back.

Sep 02, 2012 | Alessi Pets - Others

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What are the benefits of using an elevated dog bowl?

There are plenty of benefits for using elevated bowls for dogs:
  • For older dogs, eating from an elevated bowl puts less strain on the joints and hip and allow the dogs to use a more proper posture when eating.
  • Elevated bowls are more stable compared to bowls that are on the floor.
  • The dog owner doesn't have to bend down as much to fill up the bowl. This can be really beneficial for older people with back problems.
  • Elevated bowls allow for better digestion because they minimize the amount of air that dogs swallow when they chew their food.
  • Elevated bowls are cleaner compared to bowls that are on the floor. Also, dogs tend to make less mess when drinking out of an elevated bowl compared to ground-level bowls.
  • It is recommended by veterinarians for large and old dogs.

Sep 02, 2012 | Alessi Pets - Others

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What type of dog bowl is best suited for an older dog?

I recommend an elevated dog bowl. Bending and ducking to eat can be painful for elderly dogs. They may suffer from neck/joint pain. Using an elevated feeder can help relieve a significant amount of strain on your pets joints.

Aug 26, 2012 | Alessi Pets - Others

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My dog has arthritis. Is there a special kind of bed I can buy for him that will be more comfortable?

Yes there are specific beds designed to help dogs with arthritis. They are made with high quality thick foam and provide your dog with extra support, putting less strain on their joints.

Jul 18, 2012 | Dogs

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Are dog harnesses more comfortable for my dog than collars?

Harnesses are a lot more comfortable than collars for the dog as the strain is evened out over the body - however getting them on is a bit of a chore and it's not comfortable for the dog to wear it all the time so I prefer to use a collar, they are not harmful and as long as they are not on too tight the dog isn't suffering. Also for identification a collar is always better as it is on all the time and you can add their tags to it.

May 13, 2012 | Pets - Others

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Cant get rs 125 to run because mixture screw needs setting

hi this might help,general rule of thumb on a two stroke is turn the screw all the way in untill it seats,then back the screw out 2-2 1/2 turns,this should enable the bike to start,once you have the bike running,set the idle to about 1500-2000rpm.turn the mixture screw in untill the engine starts to labour,then turn the screw out once again untill the engine starts to labour,what you are looking for is the "sweet spot"between these two labour points,this "sweet spot"will be where the engine revs reach their maximum,you will probably now have to back the idle screw back to a sensible idle,thats all there is to it..hope this helps...cheers

Apr 14, 2010 | 2006 Aprilia RS 125

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Re My lavamat

Hiya admin47 John...

unfortunately.. what you are describing is the drum bearing has very likely collapsed, this can be caused for a number of reasons..
1. life and general wear and tear. How old is the machine?
2. Uneven placement of an appliance, which puts extra strain on the bearings, especially when overloaded.
3.Expect to pay around £60 -110 inclusive of parts and labour if you in Uk.. and dependant on where you live!

Obvious question but do you know if there is an extended warranty on the parts... not labour...when you first purchased the appliance, sometimes worth double checking!

Mar 18, 2008 | Washing Machines

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What you have posted is not a complete picture (nor statement) of the problem. The syntax I see (in briefly looking at it) appears okay.
Suggest you start problem is I get the following screen (refusing to accept my input) when I try to enter....(what). Also, there are relationship tools which will show you the problem...(in RED)....just backtrack. Read the help menu for this information.

Jan 23, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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