Hi all, newbie here. Just acquired a s/h 18" Flymo (it's actually a
Crown, if you've ever heard of that--Google hasn't).
It appears that this hover has been used incorrectly, maybe for quite a
while. The linkages and springs on the carb seem wrong, and the choke
won't operate properly. It has been started by just pushing the control
lever forward to "Start", but the end of the lever shies away from the
choke spindle when released. Only way to use the choke is to hold the
lever forward (difficult when pulling the cord!)
Pics of what there is at
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The mower as I say is designated "Crown", the label on engine cowling
says "Aspera AV6(something)"...possibly AV600?
The tap on the tank says "Tecumseh"...and the markings on the carb are
"Dellorto FHC 20 13". that's all I have.
So the problem is the unit cuts out gradually when moved to "minimum",
and the choke won't operate without pushing and holding. What I would
expect of this set up is push forward to "Start" (operating the choke),
then adjust speed to suit. The governor spring (marked in white for
clarity) is obviously just a makeshift spring, stretched. The dimple in
plate (marked "A" on photos) I would have thought would drop into the
hole on the control lever WHEN ON CHOKE. Is this correct? At the moment
it drops while pulling the choke OFF. In other words, the dimple DETERS
operation of the choke, unless held by hand.
If no-one can help with htis, perhaps someone could point me to a PHOTO
of this set up with the CORRECT springing. The minimum I need is a new
Governor spring, but I don't know which one! Thanks