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Old 06-18-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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I have a lawn edger thats making me older and grayer by the minute! It has a Briggs & Stratton 3 1/2 HP motor on it. I changed the plug....good spark and it appears to be a carb issue. I need some help or would pay someone to take the carb apart and fix it for me......I'm gittin tooo old for this!!!! Help!?

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Old 06-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Mitch's Small engine repair..Of course being summer time he's gotten alittle more ppl in,but he does good work..He's off of Creighton behind the Tom Thumb.. Tell him Bill sent ya over there..
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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I left our mower with gas in the carb over this past winter. Took the carb apart, used some gumout(or something like it), no luck. Finally took the carb apart again, used a carb soak, and replaced the needle valve and gasket. Started right up. Just like boats, our mowers don't care much for ethanol in gasoline. Also helps if you keep Sta-bil in it. I'd be happy to help you, but I live in Daphne. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the hint Prince, I'll let you know what happens!
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #5
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Find out what the price of a rebuild kit is + primer bulb. Then find out what new carb costs. Sometimes its cheaper to get a new carb right off the bat because if the rebuild kit didn't work, you just wasted your money on that. The fuel lines probably need replacing too. None of the rubber in the small engines is ethanol resistant.
And leaving gas over the winter in a tank/carb and having it gum /varnish up everything is not E-10s fault, it's poor maintanance. If anything, E-10 loosens up the crud and then plugs up jets/metering holes with the stuff.
With a 3 1/2 Briggs on that edger, I'm guessing it's a push type edger?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:06 AM   #6
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Yes it is!!!! Thanks for the instructions!
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