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1/25/2023 5:08:41 PM • OTC Garden • Answered on Jan 25, 2023

Jack will not stay up

the jack could be leaking oil out of the ram. the seals will need replacing if the ram is leaking.
2/4/2011 11:37:09 AM • OTC Stinger 3... • Answered on Feb 04, 2011

Where can i get the brush spring retainer?

'make model (what it is)' in all questions as first 3 words, or you get this. :>D https://www.google.com/search?q=brush+spring+retainer ..
2/8/2023 3:59:33 PM • Garden • Answered 18 hours ago

Republic EZ broadcast spreader...what number to

Hello, to solve your question about what number to use to calibrate your broadcast spreader, please use the step-by-step instructions below:

1. If you don't already know the square footage of your lawn, please walk off or measure, multiplying the length by width. For example, my lawn is 100 ft wide by 100 ft long; this equals 10,000 sq. ft.
2. Use this figure (30,000 sq ft) to determine how much fertilizer, insecticide, fungicide,apply etc., to purchase and apply.
3. To calibrate the spreader for applying your product at the correct rate, first weigh and hold out an amount of product to cover a pre-determined test area; for example, enough for a 200 sq ft space.
4. Because most lawn fertilizers are packaged to cover areas in 1000 sq ft increments, it's easy to figure how many 1,000 sq ft applications you need for your lawn.
5. Set your spreader to 3 and measure 1/5 of the recommended application on your product, to cover a 200 sq ft area.
6. Use your spreader to cover this 200 sq ft area.
7. If there is product remaining in the hopper after walking this 200 sq ft area, increase the setting number and move to another test area, repeat steps 5 and 6.
8. If there wasn't enough product to cover the test area, back the number down, move to another test area, and repeat steps 5 and 6, until you finish with product and lawn test area at the same time.
9. Remember to never leave product in your hopper because many chemicals are corrosive and can destroy the moving parts, making the spreader inoperable.

I hope this helps!
2/5/2023 5:32:29 PM • Garden • Answered 3 days ago

I have a muarry walk behind trimmer with lev120 361126d motor pull rope will pull back out of hand. i pulled flywheel to see if key was sheard and its not . what could it be

Automatic decompression failed. Try pulling starter rope slowly. As compression builds it should release and allow crank to rotate.
2/4/2023 7:42:56 PM • Garden • Answered on Feb 04, 2023

RY 40250 VNM string trimmer will only run for 2 sec. then stops

  1. Dirty air filter: A dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, causing it to stop running. Clean or replace the air filter if necessary.
  2. Fuel issues: If the fuel is stale, contaminated, or the mixture is incorrect, the engine may not run properly. Make sure the fuel is fresh and the mixture is correct (50:1 for 2-stroke engines).
  3. Spark plug problems: A fouled or worn spark plug can cause the engine to stop running after a few seconds. Replace the spark plug if necessary.
  4. Carburetor problems: A clogged or dirty carburetor can cause the engine to stop running. Clean or rebuild the carburetor if necessary.
  5. Fuel shut-off valve: If the fuel shut-off valve is not set to the "on" position, the engine will not run. Check the fuel shut-off valve to ensure it is in the "on" positio
2/1/2023 9:37:10 PM • Garden • Answered on Feb 01, 2023

The ******** the Fiskars Power-Stroke

Hi, you need to clean the blades and dry them and spray some WD-40 on any thing metal spring, blades, nuts, bolts. They get a build up of tree sap from cutting, regular cleaning and coating them with oil will prolong the life of any metal tools, also when you clean them make sure they are closing all the way without gaps. You may need to adjust the blades by adjusting the screws, take your time and adjust slowly so you turn in the right direction continually checking the gap.
2/1/2023 9:28:07 PM • Garden • Answered on Feb 01, 2023

Hello need to replace a blade drive belt on a victa vrx 14.5hp 38 inch cut

Replace the blade drive belt on a Victa VRX 14.5HP 38-inch cut lawn mower with the correct size. The old belt was 77 inches by 1/2 inches, but a larger new belt may not fit. Verify the size requirements with the manual or Victa customer support, or compare to the new belt purchased. If incorrect, return and purchase the right size.
1/29/2023 11:25:36 AM • Garden • Answered on Jan 29, 2023

How to replace the clutch pedal spring on a 2017 Troybilt pony

Here are the general steps for replacing the clutch pedal spring on a 2017 Troybilt Pony lawn tractor:
  1. Park the tractor on a level surface, engage the parking brake and stop the engine.
  2. Locate the clutch pedal spring. The spring is typically located on the left side of the tractor, connecting the clutch pedal to the clutch linkage.
  3. Use pliers to remove the spring from the pedal and linkage.
  4. Compare the new spring to the old one to ensure that they are the same size and shape.
  5. Install the new spring by connecting one end to the clutch pedal and the other end to the linkage.
  6. Test the clutch pedal to make sure it moves smoothly and returns to the proper position when released.
  7. If the clutch pedal still not working properly or is hard to press, you may want to check the clutch linkage and make sure it's not binding or damaged.
It's important to follow the manufacturer's recommended intervals for replacing the clutch pedal spring, and to use the correct replacement part recommended by the manufacturer. Keep in mind that these are general instructions, and the specific steps for replacing the clutch pedal spring may vary depending on the make and model of your tractor. It's always recommended to consult the owner's manual or contact the manufacturer for specific instructions or guidance.
1/25/2023 6:16:22 PM • Garden • Answered on Jan 25, 2023

I need a belt diagram for a simplicity broadmoor 1692416 3359

I'm sorry, but I don't have access to belt diagrams for specific makes and models of tractors, especially because the model you are referring is an older model. However, I can provide you with general instructions on how to install the belts on a lawn tractor.
  1. First, locate the belt routing diagram on the tractor or in the owner's manual. This will show you the proper routing for the belts.
  2. Next, remove the old belts by releasing the tension on the belts and removing them from the pulleys.
  3. Clean the pulleys and the belt path to ensure that there are no debris or debris that can damage the new belts.
  4. Carefully thread the new belts onto the pulleys, following the routing diagram.
  5. Once the belts are in place, adjust the tension by moving the adjustment points, such as the idler pulley or the tensioner pulley, as necessary to ensure that the belts are tight enough to turn the pulleys smoothly but not so tight that it causes undue stress on the pulleys or the belts.
  6. Test the tractor by running it and checking for any signs of slipping or binding in the belts.
It's important to keep in mind that these are general instructions, and the specific
1/25/2023 6:15:08 PM • Garden • Answered on Jan 25, 2023

Looking for parts list for UBD1654

1/25/2023 5:07:31 PM • Garden • Answered on Jan 25, 2023

Need a diagram to install drive belt on AGCO ALLIS 1615H

1/25/2023 5:02:26 PM • Garden • Answered on Jan 25, 2023

Is there any company providing lawn and garden care services over the Brighton area?

Fox mowing Brighton is made up of passionate lawn and garden maintenance professionals with decades of experience under their belts. When you engage our services you know that you're dealing with local operators. All our people live in the areas they serve, so they are locals serving locals. They know the lay of the land and what people living in their area actually like and want. When you get Fox to do the job, you know you're supporting your local economy too, so whilst we are a growing company, you really are supporting a local business, just like any other city or country-based business. All our people go through thorough police checks and we are fully and comprehensively insured for the services they perform, so you never need to worry if they break something or hurt themselves that you might find yourself in a bad situation. We're covered and you're covered. We guarantee our service is of the highest quality and conforms to the standards of industry best practice. With Fox you know that you and your garden are in safe hands.
1/13/2023 5:35:07 AM • Garden • Answered on Jan 13, 2023

Hi there, we have a mastercraft lawn mower, but

Check for spark. Make sure the fuel is clean and free of water.

You can try starting the mower on a splash of fresh fuel directly into the carb. If it starts and runs for a short period you need to have the carb serviced.

Good luck and be careful!
1/13/2023 5:32:49 AM • Garden • Answered on Jan 13, 2023
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