Owned by a couple in their 80's. Said it had less than 10 hours on it -
hasn't run in 3 years. Tomorrow I get a first shot at trying to get it
running. It's been in a garage and it has electric start. If I can get the
old gas cleaned out it should start right up.
Yup - when I said "old gas" I really meant including cleaning it out. I'll
drop the bowl and disconnect the line in and squirt a little carb cleaner
thru the inlet. Try to start and if that doesn't work, take the carb off
and soak it.
Pulled the gas line off the shut-off valve and let the old gas drain out.
Dropped the bowl and gas ran out through the float valve so I figured that
was OK. Cleaned the bowl out. Blasted a little carb cleaner through the
main jet. Put it back together & put a little fresh gas in. Plugged it in
and - lo and behold, she fired right off. Ran a little rough so I opened up
the main jet a little - and now I'll just change the oil and run it. Well -
two more things - the auger isn't disengaging properly. If I get a chance I
might look into it but more than likely I'll run it and see if it loosens
up. And when the shift lever is positioned in "1st" speed forward it goes
in reverse (damn near backed over me) LOL.
Never heard that expression - but I assume you mean the large steel drive
disk with a smaller rubber wheel that slides across the face. Probably but
I haven't opened it up yet. There is probably an adjustment in the long rod
that goes from the handle down to the entry in the box but like I said, I
haven't really looked it over. One of my many shortcomings is that if I get
it running I'm ready to move on to the next project (and she was waiting for
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