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Old 09-20-2007, 02:12 PM   #16
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the carb sits just below the air filter. it mixes the air and fuel. when you got the filter off just squirt some carb cleaner in it or mix in some STP or other fuel additive with you gas so you wont have to clean it as often.

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Old 09-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #17
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Okay I'm confused as hell, is my mower missing a filter or is it something I'm missing here? I just took it apart trying to find the filter and don't see what it could be, unless it's the thing I'm holding in the first picture (second pic is a head on shot of the mower's left side, third is a head on shot of the mower's right side)
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:06 PM   #18
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What you are holdin is the muffler....

go to lowes or homedepot and get a small engines book... it'll save some headache or go to howstuffworks.com and search 4 cycle engines


in the third pic there is a plastic cover with a bolt/screw in the side. This cover is on the far left of the picture (opposite the muffler). pull that plastic cover off and you should see a foam filter. Replace it. Squirt carb cleaner in intake of the card (behind the foam)
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:20 PM   #19
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found it, and damn does it seem it was put inside backwards!!!!!! Cool thanks for the tips guys.

I'm pretty close to making this thing solid:
- found a bag for it ($20)
- new spark plug ($7)
- new oil ($3 maybe?) <<the old oil was as black/thick as night!>>
- ripped out the wheel drive mechanism/axle
- tightened everything possible and replaced any missing screws


Now I've just gotta swap that air filter and do that carb spray stuff, and it should be golden!!!!! After the filter/spray stuff I'm prolly like $40 in the hole for a mower that's almost the same one I was gonna buy for $160 - isn't it cool when helping people ends up helping you? (the guy's kids wanted a basketball hoop and I knew a couple towns over there was a landlord who moved and seemed to have abandoned it, so I got his permission, took one of this guy's kids with me, broke it down, brought it back and fixed it up, and then dude brings me a mower!!! SWEET!)
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:36 AM   #20
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Have ya got her runnin?
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:59 AM   #21
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Oh yeah! It runs great, I love the thing. I'm very glad I removed the wheel drive mechanism, my lawn just isn't big enough to need it and it makes all the tight spots so much easier!

And I put in the new filter and sprayed carb cleaner - only thing I didn't do was spray it into the carb while runnning (label said to, for some reason since it was recommended, and that stuff is flammable, I didn't wanna spray it if I was reading wrong and blow myself up lol!). Also didn't clean the filter's pre filter piece (the one that stays in the filter slot when you swap filters) because I dunno how...

But either way, the thing ran well enough, and that was with a disgusting spark plug, sludgy black oil, a disgusting air filter, and loose everything. Oh and no bag. Now it's all good!! Just gotta raise the wheels up a little, kinda mowed too low (figured last time it was long, so I dropped it 2 settings which was too low!)

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