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Old 03-01-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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I have a PW with a Honda GC190 engine. I took the top half apart (without taking digital pictures - mistake) and put everything back together. The PW only runs now with the choke engaged and it runs rough. I am not sure if I put the throttle spring and other throttle related pieces back correctly.

Does anyone have this model engine on a PW or something else that maybe they could take a pic of the throttle or perhaps simply clue me in on what I need to troubleshoot here?

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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...Does anyone have this model engine on a PW or something else that maybe they could take a pic of the throttle or perhaps simply clue me in on what I need to troubleshoot here?
Click on this link to the owner's manual:

http://www.honda-engines.com/Engines...s/31Z8A021.pdf

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Click on this link to the owner's manual:

http://www.honda-engines.com/Engines...s/31Z8A021.pdf

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Yeah, bud I already have that, it doesn't provide any information that I need...
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Tripower, while I realize that this not a link to a schematic or teardown diagram, it does show that the cost of a brand new carburetor for a GC190 is not that much, that is, depending upon the particular ID number of the one that's on there now.

Short of finding a Honda shop manual on-line for free parousal or buying one, this may be a last resort to getting your power washer back up and running reasonably inexpensively.

http://www.planopower.com/store/honda/index_gc190.shtml

Good luck with your quest!
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Tripower, while I realize that this not a link to a schematic or teardown diagram, it does show that the cost of a brand new carburetor for a GC190 is not that much, that is, depending upon the particular ID number of the one that's on there now.

Short of finding a Honda shop manual on-line for free parousal or buying one, this may be a last resort to getting your power washer back up and running reasonably inexpensively.

http://www.planopower.com/store/honda/index_gc190.shtml

Good luck with your quest!
I don't need a new carb. I need some pictures of the throttle.
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I don't need a new carb. I need some pictures of the throttle.
I think the other poster was correct in the fact that you need a new
carb, in fact I think you need a whole new machine. These units are
SOOO simple that if you need to take photos to remember how
to reassemble it than a repair manual will just get you deeper into the
doo-doo. You should just realize some people should just not be
aloud to own tools. It is people like you that keep us professional
repair people in business and charging $80.00/hr in labor.
$50.00/hr to repair and $30.00/hr to undo the home owner muck-ups.
A screw driver is held by the round plastic thingy and the long metal
pointy thing is what is inserted into the screw. Next weeks lesson
will be how to to hold a hammer.
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I think the other poster was correct in the fact that you need a new
carb, in fact I think you need a whole new machine. These units are
SOOO simple that if you need to take photos to remember how
to reassemble it than a repair manual will just get you deeper into the
doo-doo. You should just realize some people should just not be
aloud to own tools. It is people like you that keep us professional
repair people in business and charging $80.00/hr in labor.
$50.00/hr to repair and $30.00/hr to undo the home owner muck-ups.
A screw driver is held by the round plastic thingy and the long metal
pointy thing is what is inserted into the screw. Next weeks lesson
will be how to to hold a hammer.
One post and you respond to a request for help by blasting someone?? Maybe the op is not inclined to work on this thing. Does that mean he cannot do a good job using it. Many ppl drive autos. Can they all work on them?? Maybe the op is a school teacher? If so, maybe they can give you, the professional, a good tip on the words "aloud" and allowed.
Just noticed your user name. Is it possible you know some of what you may or may not know from using google? You know, if you don't know something, is it possible you have to google it or actually ask someone else?

Tripower go to Sears website and check their parts diagram section. Can be a very helpful site with diagrams of many different things for appliances to small engines whether they stock them or not. You may be able to find the diagram for the whole engine including the governor spring configuration, carb diaphram, etc..

I did know a nother site that had many diagrams. It was Tauton or something like that. Also do a search for Small engine diagrams in your search bar, or google it. There should be free pics out there.

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I think the other poster was correct in the fact that you need a new
carb, in fact I think you need a whole new machine. These units are
SOOO simple that if you need to take photos to remember how
to reassemble it than a repair manual will just get you deeper into the
doo-doo. You should just realize some people should just not be
aloud to own tools. It is people like you that keep us professional
repair people in business and charging $80.00/hr in labor.
$50.00/hr to repair and $30.00/hr to undo the home owner muck-ups.
A screw driver is held by the round plastic thingy and the long metal
pointy thing is what is inserted into the screw. Next weeks lesson
will be how to to hold a hammer.

LOL. Sounds like DIYChatroom is looking to put these professionals out of business. Which can only be a good thing, as I do not need to pay some guy $80 per hour for a machine that cost $200-300. By the way it just needed some new intake gaskets. The machine works great now. Thanks for all the "help".
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Glad you didn't have to pay $80 or more for the gaskets!
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Glad you didn't have to pay $80 or more for the gaskets!
+2. I actually paid $8. So, 10 times less than a professional would charge. Not bad.
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Maybe the op is a school teacher?

Ok, I'll buy that.How does the old saying go. Those who can't teach......
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Maybe the op is a school teacher?

Ok, I'll buy that.How does the old saying go. Those who can't teach......

No the OP is someone who isn't dumb enough to pay $80 an hour to fix a lawn mower or power washer that cost $200. How many VCR repairman do you see these days. Oh, and catch the name of the forum D I Y!
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No the OP is someone who isn't dumb enough to pay $80 an hour to fix a lawn mower or power washer that cost $200. How many VCR repairman do you see these days. Oh, and catch the name of the forum D I Y!
Right,he can just repurchase the item for ANOTHER $200.00 bucks when
the same problem pops up that would cost another $80.00 to fix he can just repurchase again and again.That's the most cost effective way.
That's why I have never had to buy a lawn mower I just pick them up
off the curb of this genius. He buys it for $200.00 uses it a year or two
until the old gas he leaves in it over winter varnishes up the carb and he doesn't want to shell out the $80.00 to clean it out. I do it for free and use for 5 or 6 years until I find another year or two old one on the curb to replace it. It's funny you mention a VCR repair man because I have used him to fix my $600.00 top of the line Mitsubishi and leave the $49.00 WallyMart specials for my cheapo disposable crapo friend the "diyer".
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Right,he can just repurchase the item for ANOTHER $200.00 bucks when
the same problem pops up that would cost another $80.00 to fix he can just repurchase again and again.That's the most cost effective way.
That's why I have never had to buy a lawn mower I just pick them up
off the curb of this genius. He buys it for $200.00 uses it a year or two
until the old gas he leaves in it over winter varnishes up the carb and he doesn't want to shell out the $80.00 to clean it out. I do it for free and use for 5 or 6 years until I find another year or two old one on the curb to replace it. It's funny you mention a VCR repair man because I have used him to fix my $600.00 top of the line Mitsubishi and leave the $49.00 WallyMart specials for my cheapo disposable crapo friend the "diyer".
google1010, just wondering, can you name the jets that are in the carburetors you're cleaning?
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Right,he can just repurchase the item for ANOTHER $200.00 bucks when
the same problem pops up that would cost another $80.00 to fix he can just repurchase again and again.That's the most cost effective way.
That's why I have never had to buy a lawn mower I just pick them up
off the curb of this genius. He buys it for $200.00 uses it a year or two
until the old gas he leaves in it over winter varnishes up the carb and he doesn't want to shell out the $80.00 to clean it out. I do it for free and use for 5 or 6 years until I find another year or two old one on the curb to replace it. It's funny you mention a VCR repair man because I have used him to fix my $600.00 top of the line Mitsubishi and leave the $49.00 WallyMart specials for my cheapo disposable crapo friend the "diyer".
Well in case you missed my post, Genius (moi), rebuilt his carb...HIMSELF. Pocketing all of the cash. And I don't have to drive around neighborhoods looking for broken down lawn mowers to fix.

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