Mowing

Mower chugging

Mower gas leak
Float bowl removed.

Brand new Craftsman mower. Only 24 hrs of use. The mower decides to start chugging.

 

 

 

Now engines are not my strong suit. I have a love/hate relationship with them. When they work, I love them. When they don’t, I hate them.

I like to tinker though, so there’s no harm in getting out the tool for a little exploratory search.

Tools at the ready.
Tools at the ready.

Throttle seems to be working ok.

Time to throttle something.
Time to throttle something.
Time to throttle something.
Springs and pivot points.

It all appears to be ok. So its time to look in the carb itself.

Down the beast.
Down the beast.

Nothing seems to be sticking. Time to call brother Mike, the mechanic guru in the family. He suggests to check the float bowl to see if the float is sticking.

Mower gas leak
Float bowl removed.

Well, that looks good. But on his advice I took the bowl off (white part). Which is a bit tricky because there are some tiny parts, like the needle. All I know is that when I put it back together, it works just fine. 🙂

 

 

 

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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