Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/JD L100 42"

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Hello

I have a JD L100 it is about eight years old I have never had a problem with it. But the other day i was mowing my yard and i noticed the there was a lot rattling in the valves is there any thing that can be done or do i need to get a rebild kit.

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Jesse

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Do you have a Briggs and Stratton single OHV engine?

I believe you need Briggs_276781_Single_OHV_Intek repair manual...describes how to check and adjust the valves.

Find manuals at this link:

http://www.perr.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8002

Have you ever changed the oil?

Eric

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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