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My B&S Intek OHV 9.0hp engine started a couple of weeks ago but I can't get it to start or even tease a start now. Spark plug looked fine - attached sparkplug cable, grounded the plug and pulled the starter cable - saw/heard no spark.

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Pull plug to see if it is flooded and to check for spark if ok squirt some starting fliud in it and start it if runs and shuts down check for water in gas and the other thing is too rebuild carb its dirty

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SOURCE: starts runs min. or two then stops....

Go to then click customer care, then click manuals and parts. Type in model no. and download the owners manual. This should get you the spark and flywheel gap. Probably still something in the carb. Some orifices are very hard to find and to clean but they must be clean. Also check for dirt dopper nest in the muffler.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Featherlite will not start

first never let any one browe your tools or your wife thay could break eather of them noe get a small screwdriver find the air adjutment screw on carb turn it in count the turns till it stops then pull it out by turning it counter clock wise dont louse any spring that might be there its out get carburator chock cleaner use the little tube put it in hole were the screw lived at and let it have a good blast or 2take out spark plug and pullthr start rope 10 or 15 times put plug back put air screw back 1 3/4 out from bouttom i think if you had dif number try it first if that dont fix it you may need to take carburator off take it apart and clean there is two gas lines that go to tank if one of the lines has a filter on it inside the tank if thay get water in there threeeere pluged up might get new one there fun to get out of tank or take to shop if you dont have all the tools or homedepo and buy good luck

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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Check the safety switch where the vacuum tube connects to the unit or disconnect Ignition switch to find failure. (Never operate unit with safety switches disconnected!)

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Troy-Bilt 31cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered that doesn't start

Coil bad or wire to coil bad. I tell everyone what Ill tell you,when it comes to small engines,troy bilt,poulan,weedeater brand all JUNK,JUNK JUNK! Theyre made cheap,not built to last,theyre throwaways. Carbs are made in china. If youre ever in walmart next time go back to the garden section and pick up a weedeater or poulan brand chainsaw or trimmer. Look at the package good and look at the factory life expactancy. Its not in months,not even days,but in hours. If I was you I would tell myself NO MORE! I would buy a dolmar or stihl,pay the extray,cause you wont be aggrevated in the long run. P.S. Dolmar offers a 100% coverage for ONE YEAR on all equipement.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Tecumseh LV195EA Starts then dies.

If the engine is running at all then your sensors should be ok. It sounds to me like its starving for fuel? Once the engine runs out of prime then it starves. Does the fuel system have a shut off valve? How about an inline fuel filter? Either could be plugged. I think what you will need to do is remove the carb from the engine and check to see if its clean and if fuel from the tank is flowing easily to it. Once you have the carb off the engine, remove the bowl from the carb by removing the bottom bowl nut. Use a small can or an ash tray to hold the small pieces. Shake the float back and forth to see if there is anything in it. Some floats are plastic and some are tin. If there is any liquid inside the float there is your problem. Otherwise continue on with your diagnosis by using a bread bag wire, minus the outer covering, and a little jet spray to probe and clean the internal jets. Pay particular attention to the center main jet which will have a small perpendicular air bleed hole near the bottom and to the air vent hole that is on the face of the carb where the air cleaner mounts. Any tiny piece of chaff will cause these to plug. For reassembly, the inlet needle slides into the float, and they are held to the casting by a pin. You can push the pin out with a small screwdriver and then grab it with a pair of needle nose pliers to get access to the float. Finally, check the O ring for cracks that goes between the bowl and the casting. This is an easy job, just take your time. Lawnboys are one of the better machines.

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