Seemed Like a Good Idea

I managed to get a little trimming done before the weedeater crapped out..I am thinking a fuel filter, or too lean a mixture.

Anyway, I was so winded by the time I carried it across the barnyard to the front ditch, that it didn’t take much else for me to quit for the day.

I did the culverts in front, and some of the edge of the driveway, and around one of the water troughs before it died. Runs, but chokes out when kicking up the RPMs.

After I took it back to the shed, I did apply some round up to the culverts and the strip down the center of the driveway, and the vines on the east side…they are deadly if one trips over them…spiny vines.

I did fill the bird feeders and fixed the water spout on the bird bath.

I guess I could have mowed some, but didn’t.

I found out where the starter solenoid is on the mower, and ordered one. Thanks to all for suggesting that repair. That and my new weedeater carry strap will be here next Tuesday…can’t wait…

yeah, right.

The new cookware arrived…so I have that working for me…

4 thoughts on “Seemed Like a Good Idea

  1. Before you go for a new fuel filter, check the spark arrestor on the muffler. It’s nothing more than a fine screen with a cover over it across the exhaust port on the muffler, and it’s usually held in place by two screws. When this thing clogs, there’ll be enough airflow to allow the engine to idle like a dream. As soon as you throttle up though, there’s to much backpressure, and no fuel can get into the combustion chamber. The engine dies like flipping a switch. It’ll act like a fueling issue, which in fact it is. Just take out the two screws and clean the screen. While it’s off, tap the muffler while holding the weedeater so the exhaust port of the muffler is facing down. A lot of times the muffler will be full of what looks like fine sand. This is the stuff the spark arrestor kept from getting out while red hot. This stuff will lay in the bottom of the muffler until you start the engine, at which point it’ll try to get out through the screen and clog it. When the engine shuts off it falls back into the bottom of the muffler. Tap the muffler, rattle it around a little, and tap it again to get all that crap out of there. Then just put the screen back on and put the screws in. The whole process takes about two minutes as long as the muffler is cool. …That stupid screen is probably responsible for more 2-cycle yard equipment hitting the scrap heap than anything else…

    • I did not know that. I remember on the old Lawn Boy mowers, it was a common problem that the exhaust ports would clog, causing the engine not to start…an easy fix as well. Thanks…I’ll look at it. I used it yesterday, and it ran much longer, but still did same.

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