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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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So drug the mower out the other day.. checked the oil dumped some fresh gas in the empty tank. ran great 1st pull. did a couple lines and it dies.. fuel squirting out of the primer bulb.. tapped on the bowl didn't stop.. finally it stopped messed with it some more fire back up after struggling to start. then dies again with the squirting.. it's a Craftsman mower i think 5hp the label is gone. red cover so im assuming Honda engine ? pulled the carb off the engine and pulled the float bowl.. float seems fine.. etc.. where can i get a rebuild kit for this car or possibly a new carb ?? i know VERY LITTLE about carbs.

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the number on the carb is 1548b5c google turns up nothing from what i have gathered that bowl matches a tecumseh carb

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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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Theres not much to rebuild on those except for gaskets and stuff. Just give it a thorough cleaning with some carb and choke cleaner. Make sure all of the little ports are clean.
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Just very carefully go through it to look for anything clogging it or varnish. In my experience, what'll happen is it'll get all varnished up, you'll clean it, then as you run fresh gas through it, more gunk loosens in the lines and you often have to clean it a 2nd time a week later. There isn't much to them.
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so a good thorough spray with carb clean in all the orifices should tune er up ?
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http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/ carbs are easy as long as you can find parts. appears to be tecumseh
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its a tecumseh, they are famous for that, your needle is stuck open.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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I ended up cleaning it out real good with carb clean it took a while to run on its own but it runs great on the 1st pull now
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