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#1 BillTribbitt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Just got my first Gravely. I believe it's a 12hp. It idles but dies when you give it more gas. I need somebody who works on these things in the Russellville KY area. Any takers? Suggestions? 


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Posted September 24, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Sounds like the main jet is plugged.
Have you removed the adjusting screws and sprayed in some carb cleaner (watch it doesn't spray back at you, it really stings on tender skin and is debilitating for a while if misted into eyes.
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Posted September 24, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Make sure it has fresh gas and buy a can of seafoam

Edited by jabelman, September 24, 2015 - 09:00 PM.

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Clean the carb thoroughly.


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Posted September 25, 2015 - 01:59 AM

My opinion is to agree with the previous posts but in a pinch you can try to start the engine and place your hand over the air intake ( you have to remove the air cleaner first). Some refer to this as super choke. You only have to do it for a second and your obstruction may clear! You may also try removing your fuel line spraying carb cleaner up the orifice while holding the throttle open then repeat with air from your compressor at high volume(this one while the engine is off) then put the fuel line back on and give it a try! Feel free to message me I have been on a carb building binge for a few days and have rebuilt four or five now. So if a rebuild is your last option I am in good shape to assist as it is fresh in my mind! One final thought would be to set your needles back to factory settings as some people like to tinker and shouldn't. The specs shouldn't be hard to look up for your particular carb.
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#6 BillTribbitt OFFLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Thanks folks, I'll try these ideas Saturday and let ya'll know the outcome. Really looking forward to using it.



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Posted September 26, 2015 - 09:43 AM

Took the main jet out and it is slightly bent at the very tip. I assume this could be the problem? Nothing I've tried seems to make any difference.



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Posted September 28, 2015 - 08:02 AM

Shoot some carb cleaner in the carb and see if it fires, if not check the points, if it fires on carb cleaner then keep cleaning the carb.






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