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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2018 - 04:39 PM

A friend brought over a nearly new Yard-Man mower. Been sitting in a garage unused for a year or two. We unloaded it and rolled it up to the work area. He wanted to see if it would start. It did and commenced to smoke and run rough. I shut it  down as I knew exactly what the issue was, Sure enough, the solenoid had failed and filled the crankcase with gas! Now to get it fixed! My usual approach is to cut the top of the solenoid off and install an inline fuel shut-off.


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Posted May 14, 2018 - 06:56 PM

You get that one fixed you can come and work on mine.  Blows gas back out the carb.  I think a valve is leaking, but they move. :wallbanging:


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Posted May 14, 2018 - 08:36 PM

Neighbor is still using the push mower I fixed for him. He has offered to use their skid steer and SUT with FEL to help demo my decks when we are ready.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 06:07 AM

 My usual approach is to cut the top of the solenoid off and install an inline fuel shut-off.

That's perfect until the first time you forget to shut off the fuel when you are done.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 06:31 AM

I'll get the numbers off this mower and see how much a new solenoid is if he wants a new one on it. But it still will get an inline fuel shut off. I blew up an engine because of one of these solenoids, never again. He plans to sell it, not needed anymore. It's been garage kept and is real clean looking.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 06:59 AM

That's perfect until the first time you forget to shut off the fuel when you are done.

I turn the gas off on all my tractor when I am finished with them.  Never take a chance on the older carb any more.  Get in the habit of doing it, just like check the oil before you start it.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 07:15 AM

Definitely need to check the oil on these! I'll have to drain the oil and blow air through the crankcase to evaporate the gas! Pull the plug and blow the excess out of there too.



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Posted May 15, 2018 - 07:50 AM

How's this look for a 10 year old mower? Doesn't look like it got used much!

 

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The level on the dipstick is about 1.5" above full and smells like gas!


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 08:16 AM

The running boards aren't even scuffed.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 08:41 AM

Looks good Kenny, I would put a shut off on it too. I am not a fan of gravity fed fuel lines.


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 08:57 AM

And for those that can't remember to turn that fuel valve off, you can add a 12V one to do it automatically.  HERE

 

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Posted May 15, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Took the carb off and cleaned it out. The solenoid does work. Put the shut off in line. Filled it with oil and put some gas in it. Fired right up, but smoked bad for a while. Drained that oil back out & put in fresh so the lube system is flushed good! Fixing to mow my yard with it and see how it does!


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 01:24 PM

I have gotten in the habit of never shutting down with the key. Just shut off the fuel and walk away. It will quit in a while.   Don



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Posted May 15, 2018 - 02:27 PM

Here's what the bowl looked like.

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I mowed the yard with it and all seems well!

 

 


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Posted May 15, 2018 - 07:47 PM

Here's what the bowl looked like.

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I mowed the yard with it and all seems well!

Now that don't look so bad!    :smilewink:   


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