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I am unfamiliar with the model but taking a guess; the drive belt could be slipping when it picks up something. It would be a good idea to look underneath to see what those sticks and stones might be getting stuck on instead of being thrown clear and check the drive belt for condition and tension.

Husqvarna Garden | Answered Yesterday

This happened to my FC5 too. I found that the detergent outlet within the suction head was clogged up. This is the receptacle for the brass nozzle you can see when detaching the suction head (by pressing the grey button and gently pulling on the yellow "cover" at the top of the cleaning head - Figures 16.1 and 16.2 in the manual). To check it is indeed clogged, put a few drops of water in it - they won't drain out. To purge it I used the jet from a handheld steam cleaner, and I also used the steam jet to clean the suction slots. Be very careful not to scald yourself, wear gloves, and when cleaning just pulse the jet so as not to risk damaging the plastic parts.

Karcher Garden | Answered Yesterday

See the manual, free download

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Stihl Garden | Answered on Jan 13, 2021

The air gap should be as close as possible without touching, bearing in mind the flywheel will grow as it warms. I don't know the recommended gap for that engine but I usually set them to 0.008" and find that works ok.

Husqvarna Garden | Answered on Jan 13, 2021

id in many cases

Garden | Answered on Jan 12, 2021



A simple diagnostic shortcut is starter fluid. Remove air filter and spray a short burst (1 second) of starter fluid directly into throat of carburetor. Promptly attempt to start.

If it runs for a couple seconds and dies, then compression and spark ok but fuel delivery is not. Check fuel lines and filter inside tank.

If no run, then conirfm spark and compression.
Remove spark plug and hold electrode end against the cylinder and pull starter cord. You should see a spark.

To test compression, spark plug removed, place thumb over spark plug hole and give starter a pull. The compression should push your thumb and make a PFffft sound.

Husqvarna Garden | Answered on Jan 12, 2021

The mechanism to retract a cable is similar to that in a retractable seatbelt or steel tape measure. There is a clockspring that winds up as the cable is pulled out and while it is strong enough while young, friction increases over time - both inside the spring housing and outside; the cable becomes less smooth and carries abrasive dirt and dust inside taking the shine from the guides...

Sometimes it is necessary to dismantle the mechanism, wash the spring and housing and apply a little light machine oil (or dry graphite) to the spring, it isn't a task for the uninitiated because those springs can fly and bite as a consequence of a momentary lack of concentration.

You might be lucky and find spraying the length of the cord with silicone and spraying into the housing might do the trick. If it doesn't, as an interim measure it is often possible to remove the housing and without dismantling further, fiddle the spool around to put an extra turn of spring tension on the system...

Garden | Answered on Jan 08, 2021

Engine designation format as follows;

model. type code


Briggs gasket set is PN 297616.... eBay or other multiple sources.


For Briggs site parts diagrams

Enter model number 130902-0148

Briggs Garden | Answered on Jan 06, 2021

1501216ma kit or equivalent

Garden | Answered on Jan 05, 2021

Cub Cadet Garden | Answered on Jan 04, 2021

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