Question about Tecumseh Lawn Boy Push Mowers Insight Silver Powered Series - Sens - A - Speed Walk Behind Mower - 10685

1 Answer

Mower will stay running but acts like its geting choked

Model # - 20016
It might be the jets in the carb but I really dont no how to clean them

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers

It probably needs a good cleaning. Take it off and get a can of chemtool spray (the stuff is awesome) and soak that ****** with it. Then take an air nozzle and blow it all clean,and reinstall.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have onan microquiet 4000ky will not stay run without full choke has new f pump+filt Sonic clean carb Shut down solenoid operational Carb really not a serviceable item

cab jets coroided fid it and use a needle to clean it or take a paper clip and file it to an extremly sharp point that is square on sides use this to put in the jet hole lite pressure and twist it dont open the size of the brass jet more then 10%or it will flood

Jul 15, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My riding lawn mower won't stay 4unning unless it's on choke

Hi Rebecca, More likely you have a restricted jet in the carburetor. the only real solution is to take the carb apart and clean out all of the passageways.

Mar 24, 2016 | Garden

1 Answer

Mower wont stay running with out being on full choke and manualy movinging the auto advance lever

The fuel jet in the carburetor is gummed up. You'll have to disassemble the carb to get to the jet. spray some carburetor cleaner with the small tube in the nozzle on the jet to clear the gummy build up

Jan 01, 2014 | Garden

1 Answer

The mower will crank over and it will run for a few secounds and stop running why wont it stay running

If it runs for a short time on choke then cuts out it is because there is dirt in the carb jets, you need to remove the carb and clean the internall components.

Jun 08, 2011 | Garden

1 Answer

Mower will only run in choke position

Partially obstructed main jet. Remove carb bowl and clean main jet with small strand of wire. Drain carb bowl and clean out any dirt or rust.

Good luck and be careful.

Aug 04, 2010 | Mtd Yard - Man 160cc, 21" Self - Propelled...

1 Answer

I have a troy built self propelled mower, it ran great last season, now it will not stay running. I checked to see if it was getting fuel and it is. I primed it and it acts like it is going to run and then...

The jets in carbs are really small and clog easily. If you stored your mower with gas in it start by replacing the gas. Remove the air filter and prime the carb. Start the engine and place your fingers over the air intake on the carb. This will cause the engine to stall as it will be starved for air. It will also create a powerful suction on the jets and possibly dislodge a blockage. Prime the engine again and start. If does not continue to run, repeat the steps again. If after 3-4 tries your engine wont run you will have to remove the carb and clean the jets manually. The reason your engine runs for a short time is because it is burning the fuel that you put in there by priming it. After that the fuel comes through the jets in the carb and if these jets are clogged the engine will die.

Jun 06, 2009 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

2 Answers

Mower will not stay running

You have a problem in the fuel system. First start by checking fuel lines,filter,vacum fuel pump.If this checks out,remove carb. and clean. Check for water and trash in bowl of carb. or tank. This sould solve your problem.

May 14, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

1 Answer

Craftsman 19hp riding mower wont stay running

The carb jets are partially clogged and needs to be cleaned.

Apr 04, 2009 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tecumseh Lawn Boy Push Mowers Insight Silver Powered Series -  Sens - A - Speed Walk Behind Mower - 10685 Logo

Related Topics:

221 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tecumseh Garden Experts

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers


Level 2 Expert

89 Answers

Rick Oudette
Rick Oudette

Level 1 Expert

25 Answers

Are you a Tecumseh Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides