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Small Engine Repair Thread

Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by searcher, Oct 24, 2014.



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    Why A Snowblower Was Hard To Start - Briggs & Stratton Engine
    donyboy73



    Published on Jan 11, 2018
    Watch this video and see why something unusual was making this snowblower engine very hard to pull over!
     
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    How to Fix a Mower Overfilled with Oil
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Jan 6, 2018
    This mower was overfilled with oil. This is how to fix it.
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #108 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Sep 21, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Link to Lawnmower brake cable repair video;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jfk-5...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. How do I repair a defective pressure washer pump? 0:38

    2. Why does the brake band on my chainsaw not retract? 1:19

    3. Why does the brake band on my chainsaw keep breaking? 2:35

    4. What is a good starting point when setting the screws on a 2 cycle carburetor? 3:17

    5. Where can I get parts for my Stand Up scooter? 4:14

    6. Why does my lawnmower not have spark? 4:54

    7. Does my lawnmower have points and a condenser? 6:19

    8. Why won't the wheels on my lawn tractor turn? 7:03

    9. Can I use Tygon fuel line on lawn mowers? 8:10

    10. How do I tell people tactfully that their equipment is not worth fixing? 8:52

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    A Briggs and Stratton Snowblower Won't Move
    Bruce Pender



    Published on Jan 10, 2018
    The owner of this snow blower was kind enough to bring the needed parts for me to replace on this 7HP Briggs and Stratton snowblower.
     
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    Scavenging and Removing a Briggs Crankshaft
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Jan 14, 2018
    Part 1 of this project, this is not worth it unless you already have this crank on hand to replace a bent one with. Prices for a new crank run around $50-100 depending where you source it from. Being the fact that you can buy a good used mower for that price that is why this is not worth doing. This video was done solely for my entertainment and for you guys watching it.
     
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    HOW-TO Install LED Lights On Your Snowblower Without The Flicker!
    donyboy73



    Published on Jan 18, 2018
    Help me make videos!
    http://patreon.com/donyboy73

    Forum article on installation;
    http://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/...

    Lights in video were provided by AUXBEAM

    Light used on ARIENS snowblower;
    https://www.amazon.ca/Auxbeam-7200lm-...

    Light used on TORO snowblower;
    https://www.amazon.ca/Auxbeam-degree-...

    See AUXBEAM'S line up of lights on AMAZON
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_as_oo...

    Buy bridge rectifier here;
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    Buy capacitors here;
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...

    Follow me on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donybo...

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    Due to factors beyond the control of DONYBOY73 “The Small Engine Doctor”, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. DONYBOY73 “The Small Engine Doctor” assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. DONYBOY73 “The Small Engine Doctor” recommends safe practices when working with power tools, hand tools, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of DONYBOY73 “The Small Engine Doctor”, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not DONYBOY73 “The Small Engine Doctor”.
     
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    Pull Start Repair on a Briggs and Stratton Snowblower
    Bruce Pender



    Published on Jan 12, 2018
    The owner of this snow blower was kind enough to bring the needed parts for me to replace on this 7HP Briggs and Stratton snowblower.
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #109 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Oct 5, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Link to "Lawnmower Storage Tips" video;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36nVRr...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Which way should the augers on my snowblower be pointing? 1:05

    2. The correct way the fins on a snowblower impeller should be pointing. 1:55

    3. What is varnisized gas? 2:40

    4. A quick way to gap an ignition module. 3:12

    5. Is it normal to prime or choke your chainsaw after it runs out of gas? 3:49

    6. Do I have to hold my weedeater or grass trimmer wide out when trimming grass? 4:30
    7. A few reasons why a carburetor has to be replaced. 5:36

    8. Why does my Kohler engine backfire after it is warm? 6:58

    9. Would adding oil inside a cylinder with low compression actually restore the compression permanently in the engine? 7:48

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    Scag Mowers Won't Start, Let's Figure It Out
    Spencer Lawn Care



    Published on Jan 24, 2018
    Scag mower won't start, trying to figure out the issue.
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #110 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Oct 19, 2012
    Welcome to my bi-weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

    Visit my channel for more repair videos;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Is it ok to run a pressure washer without water connected to it? 0:45

    2. Is it common for an engine that hasn't run for years to smoke when you start it? 1:41

    3. How long does the carburetor diaphragm last in a 3.5HP Briggs lawnmower engine? 3:00
    4. Why does my lawn tractor backfire when I stop it? 4:33

    5. Why will some old engines only start when oil is poured in the cylinder? 5:26

    6. If I have an old chainsaw that's been sitting for many years, do I need to install a new carburetor kit in it? 6:04
    7. Can I re-use stiff carburetor diaphragms if I soak them with oil? 6:48

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND FROM DONYBOY73!

    ALSO CHECK OUT "THEMUSKOKAPAINTER'S" CHANNEL;
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMuskok...
     
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    HOW-TO Easily Fix A Snowblower That Won't Drive
    donyboy73



    Published on Jan 25, 2018
    If the wheels won't drive anymore on your snowblower make sure to watch this video for an easy repair solution!
     
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    Scavenged Briggs Crankshaft Installation
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Jan 20, 2018
    Replaced a bent shaft. Did this for fun, not really worth it under normal circumstances.
     
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    Resurrection of a 1986 Murray Mower!
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Jan 27, 2018
    Man this thing is old! Thankfully with a whole hoard of parts I should be able to get it working on the cheap!
     
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    Attempting Revival of a 1988 Murray Mower
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Feb 10, 2018
    This thing may well have come from the bottom of a lake!
     
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    will it run? free bike engine,
    Mustie1



    Published on Feb 7, 2018
    I stopped by a friends shop that builds high end racing pedal bikes and had this small engine laying around from an old project that he offered to me, so lets see if we can get it to run for a future project. the coil and engine spin direction messed with me for a bit.
     
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