Question about Tecumseh Garden
Most of the time, it's caused by dirt, etc. in the carburetor. Disassemble and clean the carb.
Posted on Nov 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This problem can't be the anti-diesel solenoid in the carb, that only does anything when the engine is shutting down.
Because you got poor results in the leakdown test and get 175 psi of compression (way too much), I suspect that either your intake valve is bad or misadjusted, or the key that holds the flywheel to the crankshaft is sheared off.
Check the valve lash settings and visually inspect the operation ov the valves while you're setting them. If the valves are OK remove the flywheel and check the key.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
SOURCE: Engine rpm is not steady.
sounds like the spring on the carburator butterfly valve is weak ... when at idel it surges the engine but when the blade is enguaged the engine evens out
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
SOURCE: Engaging blades kills engine
there is a safety switch somewhere toward the bottom of the engagement handle if this switch is bad it will kill the engine there is also a switch under the seat that could be bad
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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