Recent content by StarTech

  1. StarTech

    Brakes Failed Cub Cadet XT1

    If I look up the right model number it has a Tuff Torq K46 with internal braking system.
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    rtz 50 spindle bent?

    Just my luck. Something that would help and no part number. Oh I just keep on welding them ears back on.
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    Brakes Failed Cub Cadet XT1

    Call the dealer as it sounds like the brake are not even connected at the hydro unit.
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    Scag Turf Tiger STT61V-31EFI-SS Won't Start

    Just think I work out in the sun on over hot asphalt. Can't help any more as you do need a pressure gauge. This is something I had to get to work other fuel injected systems.
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    13.5 hp briggs throttle has no effect

    Either the static governor adjust is off or the governor has failed.
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    Scag Turf Tiger STT61V-31EFI-SS Won't Start

    Test the fuel pump output pressure. It is regulated at 39 PSI and it sounds like you have a lot less than that. Too low on line pressure and the injectors will not work.
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    L111

    Stens 265-826 is the deck belt replace for the GX20072.
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    rtz 50 spindle bent?

    What abut posting a PN for that re enforcement ring. I might want to get a couple sets for stock here.
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    White lt-135 belt won't go on

    Also you must remove the rear pulling tension spring for the deck. Item 8 in the following diagram.
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    Educate me on 2 cycle oil please

    I haven't learned to read Japanese yet. Just trying just over tax my pop seed brain.:LOL:
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    Bad Boy Parts Online

    Bingo...Exactly why I very seldom order anything from either source especially RipBay and have to very careful getting anything off Amazon. Even when claim the product is OEM sometime they are not. I rather buy from one regular distributors. Even with my normal after market heat treated blade...
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    Kohler CV15-41562 Oil Leak

    The cover with RTV is fairly simple to remove. Remove retaining screws. Now get a block of wood like a short section of 2x4 and heavy hammer. Place the wooden block on one side the cover and strike side ways shearing the RTV. Just don't whole hog when hitting the wooden block as just want to...
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    Penny Pincher Alert: Cart Wheel/Tire

    There is good stuff and bad stuff from China. Here lately it has been more bad than good. Most things I have tried from HFT have gone back. My first puller were great until I broke one of them then the replacement set wasn't centered drive line wise. Still haven't replacement them as I got to...
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    Penny Pincher Alert: Cart Wheel/Tire

    IF you like having to buy them every six months. I tried them on my hand cart and with them sitting outdoors they come apart in less than six months. With HFT 30+ one way I was spending more in time and gas than I got use out of them. Finally brought some good Carlisle tires and tubes. I haven't...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    If that is the case and you haven't entered any of your business info such as invertory or other financials then uninstall it, re-install, and try again. But this time make you write down your user name and password. Although if you didn't delete initial user name and password they should still...
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    tecumseh carb

    That is not an adjustable part. it is a fixed idle jet screw. If unscrewing it a little resolves the problem then the jet need slightly enlarging but yu must be very careful as to not over size it.
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    Kawasaki 22hp vtwin

    The FX651 has a 28.5mm [1.122047"] (approx 1-1/8") and no JD don't taper their shafts. It is generator engines that have tapered shafts. They just don't know where to look up those engines. I haven't brought a JD Kawasaki engine part from JD in years with only a few expections. JD does have...
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    F620 clutch slipping

    You shouldn't be able to free turn the blades as the pto clutch brake should holding back on turning. The spindles and idler bearings are check out fine then the electric PTO is the problem. They do wear out.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    There is no way I can remember where nearly 2000 different are locate with some system tracking where they are. PO on my system just eliminates the need of having to hand enter every item into my system, also it a way of keeping tracking what is ordered, what is received, and what is still on...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    I am small operation out a two car garage but I have POs in the process of either being filled or nearly ready to order. This don't even count the received orders for the same two month period of time. And my current inventory is as follows. If it wasn't my auto manager program and the bin...
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    Clean Those Engines If They're Running HOT/ By Hand & Not With Water!

    Not from me...As I use an engine cleaning wand with Purple Power and compressed air. Plus if if is extremely dirty a 1800 psi pressure washer get used. Matter of fact I just cleaned an engine and mower body of all the oil and debris caused a customer runninga mower a long time with a leaking PTO...
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    Rear Wheel Axle Seal on 46 in Husqvarna came out

    Okay I see I can attach the grease adding info plus seal replacement info.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    PT, once you get your act together and get both your business and your resale sales tax exemption contact me or AVB over on PPETEN and we put contact with three of our distributors. Two of which has a maximum shipping charge of 11.49 per order with a few exceptions. Two of these do sale OEM...
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    Missing high low adjustment screws - replace carb?

    Even the rotary carbs usually have an idle mixture screw or at most that I have worked on does but I have ran across a couple that were permamently sealed with a ball bearing.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    Bert is probably like me as I am up anytime night. In my case it is the migraine headaches I get. I have been know to be on the net at 2-3 am while I get my headache calmed down.
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    Rear Wheel Axle Seal on 46 in Husqvarna came out

    First the YTA22V46 does not have a hydrostatic transaxle, it has a General Transmission RS800 CVT. The seals do fail and the new seals are of a newer design. After the seal is replaced and driving the mower for 30 mins feel the bottom of the transaxle to see if it is getting overly hot. Most...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    That probably explains why I have never seen an 11 hp L-head Briggs engine. They all had died. Apparent Briggs didn't step up and admitted it was their fault unlike Kohler did on the Courage Singles. Kohler made good on these even after the warranty expired as redesign the cylinder block. Big...
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    Stihl FS 36 Ignition Coil/Module

    Scrubcadet, Its not all that easy to find the Stihl IPLs as they are are suppose to be dealer only items just like the SM and parts. It is the newer Stihl unit that even harder to find IPL and SM for but I do have a source that I tap when I need get one that I don't have the manuals for as I...
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    Stihl FS 36 Ignition Coil/Module

    Are you sure of the Stihl PN Scrubcat as the FS36 IPL here has it as PN 4130 400 1300 same as the OP posted?
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    Kohler Command CV15S-41562; Voltage regulator and ground wire made contact and something blew

    What about giving hte modle of that John Deere mower as that was probably a fuse link.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    Some news on Briggs dated one day ago. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4361012-briggs-stratton-investors-are-being-wiped-out-bankruptcy-liquidation
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    Well that was stupid

    But is the oversized piston and rings available? It is a Tecumseh with very limited parts available. As yes Hammer you get the reward today for a little while for tomorrow I or some else might take it away. I have after 11 yrs learn to take what the customer says with a grain of salt as there...
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    Difference between these frames?

    They are the same frame It is just Power Mower is selling at list price. Plus it is the first time I have Sears to less on anything mower related. Matter of fact they are only $18 over my cost for the same part. But be aware of the shipping costs, before buying ask what they are. This is an...
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    Chainsaw won't fire

    It is best to try a know good plug as even new plugs can be bad.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    It kinda strange about the SBA and bank loans. They won't loan to you; unless, you don't need money or at least was my case. Couldn't get a business when I first started or could get purchase loan for my home. Now I am constantly asked to borrow money which I refuse. The bank that refused my...
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    18.5 hp B&S starts but no high rpms

    Governor as it is closing the throttle vane. Throttle linkage is connect to the governor spring and increases the tension on the governor for faster rpms. It sounds like you have the throttle not connected properly; therefore it is increase tension on the governor spring.or you even the linkage...
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    lgt 2654 with broken frame?

    Actually it is not that hard if you know what your are doing. It is a wire welder type and not stick weld. And as said a re-enforcement plates may be needed along with some drilling and tapping if necessary. But of course I learned how to gas weld first with coat hangers then wire welding for...
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    Cracked shaft on flywheel

    Actually I just replaced a flywheel with the same damage on a 31C707-3346-G6. It is old style with tapered keyway. NO one has touched the flywheel area since new and I have been the only tech to work on it. Since Briggs already has service bulletin out of these key ways and have redesign both...
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    Belt tension adjustment for older mower deck

    It does appear to have a worn out. But the mower is also under power with the 16.5 hp if it still have the original engine. Most 42 inch cut mower here have a 18.5-19.5 hp engines. The mower I currently using once had a 16.5 hp engine and would stall out in semi heavy 6 inch grass when cutting...
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    PTO Switch Melting

    Then as mention one or more the F56 Packard terminals maybe fitting loose due a broken spring hinge contact.
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    PTO Switch Melting

    You probably got a partially short PTO clutch coil. I have seen them to up to 20 amps and still work; although, they start melting down connectors and switches. Using an ohm check the PTO clutch coil to see the if the resistance is below 1.7 ohms . If so replace the PTO clutch assembly along...
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    Toro z4200 brake slipping

    First you will the problem on the mower side or the hydro side. Here is a link to Hydro service manual. Hydro Gear Transaxle SM Instruction for the adjustment is page 13 (PDF page 15) And here is link the mower SM. Time Cutter Z4200 SM
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    Husqvarna LTH 130 with CV15S - gasoline in air intake

    Yes it is possible the oil is fuel laden. Also depending on carburetor might need to get a needle/seat kit. Many of the older Walbro carbs had replaceable seats but you get the right kit.
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    You never half check a deck. When I drop a deck I go over it fully as there is no reason not to as it is extra work to install, pull, repair, and reinstall because I didn't. I also never never just rebuild one spindle on a multi-spindle, I always rebuild them all at the same time.
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    Husqvarna LTH 130 with CV15S - gasoline in air intake

    Carburetor's float needle and/or seat is leaking.
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    Toro z4200 brake slipping

    If the mower is still trying to move in neutral position then the hydro transaxle(s) neutral adjustment(s) is (are) off and is (are) powering through the brake(s). Also remove the brake cog engagement arms and check the teeth. They do wear where you can't from the angle of your images.
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    Is this rare? Or just rare to me?

    Stens is probably just reselling Kohler OEM parts here. Go to OPE Engines as that coil (52584102-s) is only 123.95 with free shipping. carburetor repair kit (2575711-S) 17.95 and the fuel pump kit (52 559 03-S ) is 66.25. And you would over $90 if you order all time at the same time the...
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    2006 Silver Eagle 50" Mower Deck Spindles

    But OEMs think all of us are either stupid or lazy.;) Glad to heard of someone willing to take the time to learn about something. Some parts are custom but most are easily obtainable once you know the specs. I am currently order a socket for a Scag spindle rebuild here. I didn't the 38MM or...
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    Walbro aftermarkets

    You do know the to remove these you normally need a straight sided hollow ground flat tip screwdriver bit? Otherwise you just destroy the nozzles. I use modified 1/4 hex drive flat tips for the the removals and have only lost a few battles with those nozzle in the last 11 years. As the Nikki...
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    XT2 deck belt loose - blades have very little power when engaged

    Need the model from the serial number tag as there is a 42, 46, and 50 inch decks
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    Thrown blade belt

    Actually belts can stretch under load but usually return to the original length when not under load. Kevlar have a 1-2 percent stretch factor and poly belts have a 3-5 percent stretch factor which is the shock load. This explains why even a Kelvar will snap easier than a poly belt as a shock can...
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    18.5 hp B&S starts but no high rpms

    Check that the governor spring is in place.
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    Thrown blade belt

    Check moving idler arm for excessive play. Idler pulleys bearings should have little to no play. Also check the belt length 1/2" x 103.75"
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    String trimmer

    Do a compression test. If under 100 psi the unit is toast and the short block is NLA.
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    Repairs Gas tank replacement for Craftsman (part #179115 )?

    Yes it takes modifying as the 532179115 is a left hand fill and the 532151346 is a right hand fill.
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    Front wheel bearing part # for Craftsman model #917.203901

    Current PN is 532009040. Suggest checking the spindle too for the wear as these bushing will eat up the 3/4 shaft. And you can always up to ball bearings. Bushing to ball bearing kit or you could go with roller bearings but they are not cheap. Reference Stens 215-267.
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    1997 mtd front drive belt removal

    Should been able to access the top CVT pulley through the battery box area. Well one question did you even tried removing the snap ring and nylon washer on top of the CVT pulley?
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    Hustler Raptor 933077 Fan/Pulley Kit

    Very important it cools the hydro. Also the Fan/Pulley Lock Nut is torqued to 540-660 lb-in [61-75 Nm] (45-55 ft-lbs).
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    I lost the crab grass battle this year

    Fighting crabgrass is a losing battle in the first place. The seeds comes from everywhere; wind carries them, birds carry them, and they can lay dormant for years. I forgot for years against crabgrass in my gardens. Finally found 4EC pre-emergent that keep it down for up to three months in the...
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    help with model number

    Well that depends on the shop. Most don't even have a v-belt measuring tool. Here at my shop I do. It was a necessary item as my aftermarket belts kept giving so many problems until I found out that most were an inch or more shorter then the labeled specs. My current tool that measures up to 170...
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    Local Mower Repair Shops

    Totally agree. I do however charge extra to those customer that want to buy their own parts for me to install. I still got the same overhead. Local community support is important as if small shops are like mine they do help locally when customers are having a bad time. Might not be able to it...
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    PT your health is important. Some might hurt you now but wil llater come back to haunt you. Just hurting yourself when young and as you age things come back to be a real pain like my back and hip problems.
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    help with model number

    Appears to be model 14AZ804P401 with engine to variable belt pn 954-0467A and variable to transaxle belt pn 954-0468. Don't sub auto parts store belt as they will not work. MTD uses their own belt profile.
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    Question: Huster Fastrack Super Duty pulley

    Are you torquing it to specs. If so you might need use some blue Loctite as it sounds like the nut is loosening over time.
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    MTD Cub Cadet 42 inch deck belt size

    It looks like you would be good once the deck is on the mower as the drive pulley will have more tension on it (moving toward the front of the deck) so it will cause the idler to move back toward the center of the deck a little then it is currently positioned.
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    Kohler CV15-41562 Oil Leak

    See if this is any better image.
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    Kohler CV15-41562 Oil Leak

    Now of course you refill after everything is cured.
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    Carb issues

    you have a 4X90HU engine. Carburetor is PN 993-00170.
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    So I can't use you as my kerosene lamp?
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    1997 mtd front drive belt removal

    And another thing you didn't post the model number until Monday therefore those that have our own shops may have been busy ourselves. I know I am. only stopped currently due to rain out.
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    Parts cleaner solvent

    Better check the parts cleaner specs before just throw any solvent in it. Today's cleaners are organic only and things like kero and mineral spirits are a no no. as the pumps are not designed to handle these.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    I have one problem getting Rotary and Prime Line, none my vendors carry them now. And I don't order enough of them to justify a direct account either. I was using those aftermarket parts suppliers until TEW shut down two years ago. I now do a lot parts research and adding the cross references...
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    MTD Cub Cadet 42 inch deck belt size

    Here my MTD part price file says the belt PN 754-3073 is 61 inches. Now in post 10 deck are similar but not the same. One question what does the belt configuration looks with the tension locked in place?
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    I think it is all the attitude of the customers. Some are just replacing equipment with new which hurts the independent shops that relies solely of repairs. Market dumping of new equipment isn't helping either. Here the ATV and UTV repairs have been nearly none existence with only two coming so...
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    Vtwin intek almost stalls under load

    First do a cylinder balance test as it sounds like one cylinder is not working.
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    It comes down to poor management. If they had to operate on a shoe string budget like I do they would be a lot better at managing things. I have lost nearly half my annual income too this year but is now beginning to come back as things still need repairing. Actually being slow gave me time to...
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    It's Offical. Briggs files Chapter 11.

    Briggs Files Chapter 11
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    From a 4 to a 3.

    As long you learned to do voltage tests before replacing next time. I called it a learning experience.
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    Need help with 28hp B&S

    AS IL suggests check the intake, especially the o-rings. Also this engine uses a governed idle speed. Base Idle speed must be set at 1200 rpm and governed idle set at 1750 rpm. IF the base idle is not set at 1200 rpms the engine will not return to idle once warmed up. Many times the the Base...
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    I'm having problems looking up part numbers

    YOu look up the engine parts via the engine model and type/spec numbers Not the model number of the mower
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    Understand just rapping with the brass hammer but you can still mushroom the crankshaft end sometimes which is why I use those knocker or puller here; which ever is appropriate.
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    Kohler CV15-41562 Oil Leak

    Normally I prefer to use an UV dye to find the oil leaks. Oil has a habit of not appearing where the actual leak is. You will need clean off all of the old RTV, clean the mating surfaces of all the oil residue, (optional apply a surface prep/accelerator, just makes sure the RTV adheres well) ...
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    Buck horn.

    Just had to ask. I see so many mowers with upside down it isn't funny anymore.
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    I don't even have a cell phone anymore as the service here is so crappy that take one step and you lose the service.
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    Ever heard of flywheel knockers? I had several made for my two cycle work as I run into different threads. I just screw them on until they bottom out and back off one turn. Then a good smack of my two pound brass hammer they usuallly jar of the taper shaft. For most the walk behind and larger...
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    Common Mistakes Made By Amateur Repair People

    Or like the time I received a riding mower in five large boxes. The original problem was it needed a drive belt. The DIYer didn't know how to get the belt out so took everything a part execpt the one thing he needed to remove. He bitch like heck that I only charged him $50 to put the whole thing...
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    parts diagrahms for 2011fast trac super duty

    928382 IPL If you a copy for your self use the export button.
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    Buck horn.

    Looks more like common plantain to me. I know this is a stupid question but did you put the blade on right?
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    Flywheel Nut Stuck but Flywheel Spins

    I gave up on watching youtube videos as usually I couldn't believe how dumb and dangerous some of them where. Matter of fact I got youtube blocked on this end.
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    Failed Attempt to Adjust Valves on Kawasaki FD750D Water Cooled Engine

    I use the old school method of adjusting valves as Hammermechanicman describe. I still; however, do put the piston at TDC each time as I can feel when I am at TDC. For me I have broken off the wooden dowel a couple times doing the 1/4" pass TDC method. Not fun to remove a head unnecessarily...
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    Why do ride on mowers have a 20 amp fuse ?

    Unless you have a tech with 40 yrs of electrical and electronics experience. I really don't get it when poeple they got a short circuit when they actually an open circuit. Things like "My extension cord has a short ". To which I say "Of course it got a short, it is supposed have at least two of...
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    parts diagrahms for 2011fast trac super duty

    Model from serial number tag please.
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    Why do ride on mowers have a 20 amp fuse ?

    I have seen mowers with amp meter to be charging 15 amps or more when the engine is first start. It is the initial recharge current. That is what I getting at. Here is an example of one those wired systems.
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    Why do ride on mowers have a 20 amp fuse ?

    Really depends on the charging system. Some mower have a high output stator that would blow a fuse when the battery is low.
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    Hard start

    I had replacement carburetors where the choke plate has to be modified to work properly. Sometimes to add more choking and other times less choking. I had one machine where the old carburetor wasn't choking enough and the new OEM replacement was over choking. Actually the new carb was flooding...
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    Trouble with model identification to find parts

    The 11A-433E500 is a valid model number. Download the OM which has the part list for the following link. Click on the manuals link. https://www.mtdparts.com/en_US/prior-year-models/yard-machines-push-lawn-mower-model-11a-433e500/11A-433E500.html?d=t#
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    Briggs & Stratton 21hp platinum engine hard to crank and knocks!

    And ACR failure are common on the 793880 camshaft as it can happen at anytime.
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    Looks Briggs is going to file Charter 11

    Looks we all in for another nightmare. https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/07/15/chapter-11-filing-expected-from-briggs-stratton.html
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    IGNITION COILS

    Modern internal electronic controlled coil by Briggs can't reliably be tested by ohm meter as the electronic module can't be fully tested. Points and ignitor controlled coils can be tested. Here is paper that AVB wrote up on the newer Briggs coils. Brigg New Magnetron Coils
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    Courage 20hp carb mounting studs...

    I think if you pull the heat deflector off you find there is a huge piece plastic on the head intake side that the long bolt screws into. I have only seen one of these and had to replace ti.
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    Briggs & Stratton 21hp platinum engine hard to crank and knocks!

    sounds like you might forgot to install the oil pump drive link and now aluminum transfer again on the journals. Just a thought.
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    550E, Pls verify my understanding...

    Correct on all three accounts.
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    Courage 20hp carb mounting studs...

    That is an old design heat defector and have been since replaced. PN 20 365 09-S. It is a $20 retail kit.
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    Tire Changing Tool

    The tool is fine for doing fairly new tires but is a pain on older tires. Most times I end up pulling out the screwdrivers to remount the tires. The smaller the tire the more problem it is to use especiallythe 4 and 5 inch ones. PLus deep 12" rims are nearly impossible to work with this changer..
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    Husqvarna YTH2348 PTO stopped working while mowing, now no power to the hour meter or anything

    Need the product code from the serial number tag.
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    Briggs & Stratton 33R877-0009-G1 Broken Connecting Rod (Ariens 42' riding mower)

    Broken on these engines is usually caused by run them too low on oil. BTW another way of removing the aluminum transfer on the crankshaft journal is to use Muriatic Acid. Just got to be carefully as it is moisture sensitive and can produce toxic fumes so it must be used outdoors with the wind...
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    New transaxle for 2007 MTD, have some questions

    It can be that the clutch dogs are on the high point the 45 tooth gears on the drive shaft. Sometimes it take up to a third turn of the drive shaft for the gears and clutch dogs lock in place.
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    axle on a poulan pro

    I don't remember the RS800P have any threads to be shown on the axle; unless it is the ribbing on the seal but the seal does needs replacing. The seal is PN GT41857-B. It may look like you lost a lot grease. First replace the seal and then drive the mower for 15-30 minutes and then feel the...
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    Kohler Courage 19 Starts Then Stops

    Have you check for spark once the engine shuts down?
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    Tractor starts to vibrate when blades are engaged

    First I don't think a grease zerk is going to cause a vibration. Check the blade balance and codition is always something to check. Air lifts can break off. Check all the bearings including the ones in item 67 and the spindles. Check belt condition. And yes items 4 and 23 can cause problems but...
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    Shorting at positive battery cable - AKA I screwed up

    I think most us was trying to drop a hint but sometimes we got to take someone by the hand. With the way it was in the picture I wouldn't be surprised that the new solenoid is toast now due to the short circuit. Unless you got a solenoid shift the second image is nearly useless. Since you are...
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    Scag Turf Tiger blowing 20 amp fuses!!

    Looks like you have a bad voltage regulator.
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    Scag Turf Tiger blowing 20 amp fuses!!

    What the Kawasaki engine model and spec number? According the wiring diagram that yellow goes to the engine wiring harness so I need to look at its wiring diagram.
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    First make sure you adjust the valve clearances to .004". Then make there a little slack in throttle cable at the carburetor. The idle speed adjustment is the LA screw. You do need a tach as you are looking for 2800 rpm idle and the clutch engages at 3700 rpm; unless the clutch spring is...
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    Shorting at positive battery cable - AKA I screwed up

    If I am seeing right he has the battery ground on one post and the battery positive on the other but techs are bad not the correct color replacement wires.
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    7411 blade change

    Oh well wasted my time trying to look it up then. At least I be busy all day tomorrow with Snapper, Cub Cadet, and JD Z950R deck rebuilds. Probably will to order parts for the CC so I hold this week's order until I see what I need and don't have.
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    7411 blade change

    What is the full model number off the serial number tags as I can't find a 7411 listed on Kpad, even used the wildcard search mode.
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    KOHLER 19 SV590S Surging

    It is even possible the governor's flyweights have a little play as on some Kohler Courage engines I need to use about .010-.030 feeler gauge between the throttle stop and throttle vane lever when setting the static governor adjustment to eliminate the surging..
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    CV15S RPM's

    Then that is the problem is not a CV15 as you have this thread titled but is a SV590-0017. This means it is not 15HP but is a 19 hp. engine Idle rpm is 2150 High rpm speed is 3450
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    CV15S RPM's

    No such spec per Kohler Plus. All listed specs for the CV15 starts with 41### which makes them to have a 5 digit spec number.
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Seems to be fixed now. As I got JavaScript turned back on here without the hang ups.
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    CV15S RPM's

    What is the spec number? Different specs have different top no load speeds.
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    Hopefully no one took it wrong when I said I buy the box as I usually used a lot screws (bolts) for ones that are damaged or lost and just cheaper for me to do so. By the time I buy 3 or 4 screws I can buy a whole box normally. Yes a place like Boltdepot.com is reasonably priced but I usually...
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    You would think that but around here depending on the length needed even Fastenal don't have sometimes which why I order the needed length sometime out of Atlanta.GA by the the box full. This why I have a box of 3.5" ones on order now. Personally I don't like driving 45 min one way just to go to...
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    Shouldn't break is different than real life as I have broken several Vermont American taps off in aluminum Kohler cylinder heads The last one shattered so it was a lot harder to drill out with the carbide bit. And this just by using the t wrench that comes with the taps. The taps just gall in...
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    That is converted to SAE 7/16-20.
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    kawasaki fr651v won't stay charged!

    Can be the voltage regulator as I see quite a few failed when not keeping the battery charged but with the Toro having a 60" deck I would think it has a electric PTO. If so it can be partially shorted pulling more amps than the stator (alternator) can produce. You need to do the tests in the...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Doesn't look anyone is going fix problem anytime soon so I am taking a break from the forum. And will come back around August 1 to see they fixed the problem. Tire of fighting the problem.
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    Husqvarna Lawn Tractor YTH20k46 - Runs but won't move after tire change

    Did you remove one of the rear wheels? IF so then you may have lost the axle key.
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    Hate to say this but after a few broken taps that had to be cut out with carbide bits I no longer use any oil when tapping aluminum. I have even broken them using Tap Magic tapping oil. Just use whatever you want as long as you are prepared to cut out a broken tap as tap extractors don't work...
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    Briggs and Stratton 31r976-0016-g1

    Yes 3/8-16 x 1 to 1.25 long self tapping is what they use. For tapping aluminum DON"T use cutting oil; instead, use 70% or high rubbing alcohol. Taps can jam using oil when tapping aluminum.
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    Husqvarna riding mower Model YTH2148C

    It can be the seat switch connector itself that is problem as it has a shorting strip in it that may be damaged.
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    What carb is this?

    THe 498260 does not fit all of the carburetors. This engine is also 1988 so used the after date code line unless you have LMS 10 or 11. 398158 supersedes to 494349 398669 supersedes to 494349 490931 supersedes to 494349 492495 supersedes to 498260 398901 supersedes to 492498 491330...
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    Electric clutch ZT ELITE

    Question. Did you even bother to register the mower within 30 days of the purchase? IF you didn't there was no warranty to start with per their 2018 warranty.
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    Spindle bearings

    Why don't you just use a bearing separator setup like the one from HFT that I use. I don't remember ever bending the shield. Search their site using "Bearing Separator And Puller Set".
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    Husqvarna LGT-2654 Front Wheel alinement help

    Oh have seen even brand new mowers to have drag link problems. I have a customer with the four drag link setup that were out of alignment when he brought the mower new. Finally got a change and use a hydraulic press to straighten out his front end.
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    Husqvarna LGT-2654 Front Wheel alinement help

    Well there can other problem besides just the drag links such as twisted spindles and worn out bushings. But the drag links can be hydraulic bent too remove the toe out which can time consuming as there would multiple fit ups check the new alignment or the end could cut off, threaded, and...
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    old RZT50 deck belt too short?

    Actually if you think about it, it is not. The 5/8" belt is a wider therefore rides higher in the v-pulleys effectively making it to seem too short. And yes the ipl says 1/2" x 133". the problem is that they left off the fractional amount and as I said the OEM belt here measures 1/2" x 134" on...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    Current FF is 78.0.1 64 bit but no difference. Still got delays unless I disable JavaScript; then of course, I lose the JavaScript items. But not much of a problem as long as I just type. Actually with Java off I have zero ads being blocked by ABP. Meanwhile I go back to mowing the 6 acres...
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    ZT ELITE PUMP BELT REPLACEMENT

    That makes sense as the motor pulls the belt and the idler just takes up the slack. And IPL for this mower does have the belt routing illustrated wrong.
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    Belt takes a few seconds to engage

    I would check that pivot arm for wear as I have been replacing a lot of them in the last couple years. It, the shoulder washer, and the thin washer under it all wear quite heavily, allowing the idler arm to flop around a lot causing belt issues. Most times all I find of the thin washer is the...
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    Site slow down

    No, many reports of problems. I currently blocking Java Scripts to get around the slow loading problems. By blocking Java it does affects what I can post easily but I am not very patient during the work week as I have about all the irons in the fire that I can manage. Now WiFi will be slower...
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    Are these blades shot or salvageable?

    Agree. I often see blades in my shop where the air lifts (wings as Rivets called them) completely broken off. Customers are always trying to save a few pennies but price difference between sharping and replacement can be just a few dollars more than sharping. When these air lifts break they...
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    Are these blades shot or salvageable?

    Yes it is salvageable unless it is bent.
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    old RZT50 deck belt too short?

    The belt will overheat rather quickly and fail. My current personal mower had to be upgraded to a 5/8 belt after a recent engine change that was simply destroying the 1/2 belt. Mainly because of the HP difference when installed a 21 hp in place of a 16.5 and the extra tall grass that I cut. It...
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    Engine speed on an mtd push mower

    With a 20" blade, the max allowable engine RPM is 3627 which produce a blade tip speed of 19,000 Ft./Min.
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    Ads are killing this site. Lots of good people here.

    Appears to a Java Scripting error as turning it off eliminates the error but also disables most posting features too.
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    Battery light stays on & head lights burned out

    Need model and spec of the Kohler engine.
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    old RZT50 deck belt too short?

    According to belt measurer here that belt should an 1/2 x 134 belt PN 954-04044A . Check the belt length that you received. Belts are know to wrong one even labelled correctly. Now note the Cub Cadet website has it listed as A(1/2) x 133 and that 954-4077 is a B(5/8) x 134. They don't...
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    Belt takes a few seconds to engage

    Check your belt length. The last two 265-216 that I got back in the 9/2018 both were 104" instead 103" so they got returned. Since then I got into a MTD distributor and the belt are the same cost so I haven't bother to try another Stens 265-216.
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    19.5 opposed B & S 461707-0147-E 1 in Craftsman LT1000 no compression

    If the this thread is correct then check for piston movement as zero compression would indicate broken rods.
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    Bad Boy Maverick running rough w/ blades engaged

    I second that as it has a plastic choke shaft and I have seen both it and sometimes a missing return spring. Also do cylinder balance test as it might just be running on one cylinder.
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    Correct Belt Length on Murray 42in Tractor

    96-1/2" x 1/2” Deck Belt - MTD 954-04060C
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    mower sunk in pond!! How to get water out?

    And here I thought I was the only the ran a mower off into a pond. Mine crash was that a ball joint failed right as I was to turn at full speed. Now I not so embarrassed.
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    1998 LTX1000 - PTO Clutch / Tie Rod Popping Off

    Appear to be 917.272410 Appears that you have the antirotation arm in the srong hole of the clutch as it should 90 degree from it is now as the tie rod is rubbing on the clutch brake assembly.
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    331877 0036 G1, every 6 seconds

    From your description of the solution it sounds like someone installed a gravity fed carburetor in place of the fuel pump version.
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    That is the throttle cable slack adjustment. If over done the throttle will not return complete to idle position due to no cable slack.
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    Stihl Trimmer FS-90 revs hard and spins when idling

    If is not the cable then you will need a tach to do the following carburetor adjustment after the limiter caps are removed. First lightly seat both mixture screws. – Open the high speed screw H 3 1/2 turns counterclockwise. – Open the low speed screw L 1 1/4 turns counterclockwise. Start the...
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    A web page is slowing down your browser

    If you are only reading and if using No Script then turn off Fetch for lawnmowersforum.com but you will need to turn it back on to post.
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    Craftsman LT3000 (model 917276813)

    Try this alternator ID chart. Should be a lot easier. Take a look at the dual circuit wiring and yes can have a regulator but that is not usually worth the extra expense for a couple amps more current. Brigg Alternator ID Chart
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    Craftsman LT3000 (model 917276813)

    Owners manual indicates you got a 31P977-0635-E1. Please verify type number as the ipl of the one listed indicates only a dual circuit alternator; therefore no voltage regulator. You need a tri-circuit or larger stator to have a voltage regulator.
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    Shorting at positive battery cable - AKA I screwed up

    What about giving us the model number off the serial number tag and the part number of the switch they sold you?
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