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#1 Chucknbob OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 03:44 PM

So I got my Bolens 1254 running, and it will idle all day long. However, whenever I pull the throttle off idle it stumbles and dies. It has been sitting for a couple of years.

I ran some seafoam and carb cleaner thru it while it idled for about 15 minutes, and it is slightly better but still won't rev for evtended periods of time. Any ideas on what may be going on?

Also, the choke cable is disconnected. It's froze up, I'm working on freeing it up. The choke can be moved by hand until I get t freed up, but which way is choke open and which is choke closed? I attached a pic.

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Sorry, pic needs rotated

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Likely the carb bowl is crudded up.  You might try taking the high speed jet assembly out of the fuel bowl, then use a screwdriver to remove the main jet.  If the main jet won't come out (sometimes hard to remove), you can just use a small torch cleaner or small stiff wire to clean out the hold in the jet.  Then take carb spray & spray up in there till no more crud comes out, and be sure to put the spray tube right into the center of the main jet to blow things out in there.  This "may" get you going, but if it doesn't....likely carb disassembly time for a good cleaning.



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 04:00 PM

:ditto:

 

In the picture you have the choke closed. When the choke is open the straight part of the lever should be paralell with the rest of the carb. If you were running the engine with the choke closed that could explain why the engine wouldn't run above idle.

Good eye!  I missed that!



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 04:21 PM

You can also just take that air filter elbow off and look into it for memory sake.



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 04:27 PM

:ditto:

The above reply's

If it were me I'd take it off and give the carb a good cleaning...



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Posted January 14, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Is there a manual that shows an exploded view of the carb or shows the rebuild procedure? I didn't see it in the tube frame repair manual.

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 08:01 AM

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