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Simple Solutions....

The hills are steep, the leaves wet, and subsurface

rocks help to make woods trails very slippery......So

getting a load of wood home on an alternate trail was

not working in my favor.....I needed speed and power

to get up the hill.....At first the engine balked on open

throttle, it runs around the yard most of it's life just

above idle, so I cracked the main jet a tad and that

solved that issue, so I headed up the hill.....

Part way up a slippery rock under the wet leaves

halted progress AND at the same time the engine quit.....

Most Landlords do not have the best gas flow going up hills,

but I'm used to that and thought I'd solved that problem, but

in this case it would not restart.....Had adequate fuel in the

tank, so pulled the Main Jet out, and a goodly quantity flowed

from the carb, but it still would not start even w choke.....

BTW, always carefully hang onto the main jet when removing,

mine slipped from my fingers and is under the engine between frame,

I think - not good....I stole another main jet from the snowblower...

Looking further for a simple solution I popped the hood

and there lay a small ball peen hammer - against the spark plug,

shorting spark to ground.....HIH did that hammer get there, no

answer for that one.....The reason for sharing this "Gray Hair Moment"

is - Do not look for complicated solutions until you've

exhausted all the simple ones....


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My dad had that happen after overhauling it(like the show). He was mowing with his 2210 and after Magnetroning it the engine started to sputter but keep going with half power until he decided to look under the hood.

The spark lead had been resting on the plug but shifted a full 1/4" off the lead and it was still sorta mowing:p Magnetron conversions have powwerr:D

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