Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Husqvarna lawnmower

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HELLO MR. JONES WE LOST COMMUNICATION A FEW DAYS AGO GOING BACK TO OUR LAST DISCUSSION YOU TOLD ME TO SET THE INTAKE VALVE BETWEEN .003 AND .005 I SET IT AT .005 THE EXHAUST IS SET AT .007 I GAINED 50 LBS. ON THE COMPRESSION GAUGE, BUT STILL WILL NOT START. MY FRIEND TOOK THE SPARK PLUG OUT AND SPRAYED CARB. CLEANER INSIDE AND REPLACED PLUG AND THE MACHINE STARTED, AND RAN GOOD. THE CARB WAS OVERHAULED AND PRESSURE TESTED WHAT IS MY NEXT STEP?

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If it started with carb cleaner you know the compression, ignition, and timing are working.  This leaves the fuel system as the problem.

If you spray carb cleaning in the carburetor will the engine start?  If so, you know the intake valve is working...this leaves the carburetor at fault.

When you cleaned the carb, did you dis-assemble the carb and spray compressed air from an air compressor through all the carburetor orifices?

Eric

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Eric A. Jones

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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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