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My 7012 hadn't been running very good.


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#1 SimplyRad OFFLINE  

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Posted November 22, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Last time I used to mow some tall grass it got very hot and died. It also leaked gas out of the carb every time I started it up after and shut it off. Yesterday I pulled the air cleaner off to look at at it and it appeared to clogged up. Left it off while I mowed some leaves, mower does a good preliminary job of chopping them, and it ran the whole time without bogging down or getting too hot. I am assuming that has been my problem with running hot with a rich mixture and eventually a vapor lock when it couldn't get enough gas. I have ordered a new filter and should get it in a few days then we will see what will happen. Still haven't tried to work it yet at full throttle. Deer gun season starts monday so I will have to wait a couple weeks really try ti out.


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Posted November 22, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Always mow at full throttle.  Engines cool better when run full bore.  Probably why it got hot, running it to slow.  Double true if it is a hydro.  They were meant to run wide open.



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Posted November 22, 2016 - 02:20 PM

Must be nice to be mowing AFTER gun season?? Lol

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Posted November 23, 2016 - 09:04 AM

Must be nice to be mowing AFTER gun season?? Lol

We have had a lot of warm weather this fall and the grass had been growing. The owner of the property that I hunt has medical issues in the family this year and didn't have time to mow the lanes in the woods.

 

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If I run it at full throttle for work it would overheat and shut off quicker.


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