Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Repair manuals


Where can I find repair manuals and parts lists for the engines made in China that are on a lots of the lawn equipment sold now?

I have not been able to find any manuals for the China made engines.  Parts are also very difficult to find and parts are not interchangeable with the Honda look-a-like China made engines.  Harbor Freight sells a lot of them and the engines are so cheap they are hardly worth fixing based on the hourly labor rate.

If all the engine needs is a carb cleaning you can usually get them running again.  If you need a bowl gasket or inlet needle seat you are better off buying a new carburetor off Ebay.

Have you checked Ebay for parts?


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Eric A. Jones


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

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