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|Comment||Thanks for your help. About an hour after I posted my question, I was cleaning up my work area, and I thought I heard something fall on the floor, but I thought it was just a piece of the broken connecting rod. However, I did what I always do after a repair ... I swept the floor and examined the debris to make sure I wasn't throwing anything of value away, and I found the flywheel key in the debris that I swept up. Apparently, when I installed the flywheel, the key slipped out and I didn't notice it. I pulled the flywheel (which was out of position by about ten degrees), installed the key, and put everything back together. The engine started on the first pull and ran like a top. I feel stupid now ... but I'm glad I don't have to spend another day on this engine.|
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.
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.
MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology