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#1 smokestack76 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 06:24 AM

I got this for free. Runs for a few minutes and dies. Cleaned the carb and tank and no change. But cannot figure out what model it is. Any help with ID info would be great!
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Posted July 26, 2014 - 06:25 AM

As you can see. The model number is wore off the sticker. Plastic carb. And has the primer and key on the handle. And a blade clutch that doesnt work.

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Posted July 31, 2014 - 08:10 PM

I mowed a lot of grass with a lawn boy in the mid 70's. Sorry I am no help.

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 07:52 AM

Sounds like an air leak on the primer to me. Give it a prime, then cap off that port As a test.
I suppose it could be an air leak at the engine too... Hmm.
If not that, make sure every port in that carb is open. Use little wires to work thru all you can.

Edit, just thought... The crank seals can cause you fits on those... Will it stay running if you keep priming it?

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Turned out to be ignition. It was really dirty so i cleaned it all up. Stays running but the tank leaks lol

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:25 AM

That is a great machine!  I have a 7266 "Solid State" that I use every time I mow.  I bough the parts to rebuild the carb yesterday.



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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:49 AM

I found parts on ebay. Cant wait to be able to use it more.

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Posted August 01, 2014 - 08:32 PM

I think a good running Lawnboy is hard to beat.  I am not sure if mine needs a carb rebuild or needs new rings.  A member from my church is going to help with that.  Looking forward to your project.






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