Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Lawn Mower Tune-up


EQ8R Homes wrote at 2014-09-15 04:52:23
Remove the carb bowl, use a suitable paint gun nozzle cleaner to poke the dirt out of the two holes in the bowl retainer bolt (brass)-- verticle hole and the horizontal through hole. Drain bowl and ensure dirt and water are gone.Wipe bowl. Make sure spark plug, and air filter are good. Ensure carb bowl o-ring gasket is healthy.

Gas up, check oil level, Push fuel bulb (nipple) 3x or as directed. Than pull starter cord. Should start 1st or 2nd pull.

Don't forget fuel stabilizer, and carb cleaner added to full tank of fresh gas.

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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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