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PTO Clutch Repair On Lawn Tractor - MUST SEE VIDEO!
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Published on Jul 13, 2017
In this video I show and repair a common issue that will cause your PTO switch to not work on your lawn tractor. This problem prevents your blades from turning.
 

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broken cub cadet push mower trouble shooting
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Published on Jul 20, 2017
pull start rips out of your hand
 

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yard sale 1956 evinrude 10 hp sportwin
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Published on Jul 15, 2017
did some driveway shopping
 

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yard sale 1956 evinrude cold start
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Published on Jul 18, 2017
picked this up at a yard sale last week with unknown condition of what shape it is in, so lets go find out.
 

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HOW TO REPLACE SOLENOID ON LAWN TRACTOR
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Published on Jul 23, 2017
Had to replace the starter solenoid on my lawn tractor
 

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HOMEMADE WATER COOLED BRIGGS ENGINE (part 45)
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Published on Jul 20, 2017
Working on the Homemade Watercooled Briggs and Stratton Engine

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Small Engines Q & A Video #97 in HD
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Published on Apr 20, 2012
Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

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Questions & Tips in this video;

1. Is it necessary to have the small screen inside my 2 cycle weedeater carburetor? 0:51

2. Where is the idle screw located on my 2 cycle carburetor? 1:51

3. Why is my Stihl MS250 chainsaw not getting oil to the bar and chain? 2:48

4. How do I remove a centrifugal clutch from a horizontal engine? 5:03

5. Why do my weedeater and chainsaw only run on choke or with the gas I spray in the carburetor? 6:08

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How To Fix A Grass Trimmer That Bogs Down And Won't Rev-up - Spark Arrester Cleaning
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Published on Jul 27, 2017
Does your grass trimmer bog down and not rev up? Watch as I show you how easy it can be to fix this problem!
This same procedure can be done on many other grass trimmers.

Watch this procedure on a STIHL FS38 trimmer here;
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Getting a California Trimmer Mower Running Again
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Published on Jul 29, 2017
This thing needed a good amount of work, I never got a clip but I did end up cleaning out the small hole at the bottom of the larger metal pickup tube.
 

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1956 evinrude outboard, trouble shooting the water pump.
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Published on Jul 30, 2017
lets see if we can figure out what went wrong. yeah the shifter got me a little l know
 

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cold start 1949 atlas royal outboard
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Published on Aug 1, 2017
I believe the cooling just has a clogged passage, and will fix it,
 

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1956 evinrude outdrive rebuild and run
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Published on Aug 4, 2017
I picked this motor up at a yard sale with a bad water pump, so lets seal up the bottom and put a new pump on it.
 

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HOW-TO Fix A Chainsaw With No Spark - Ignition Module Replacement
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Published on Aug 10, 2017
Does your chainsaw only run until it gets warm, or will it not even start at all? It could be that you have weak or no spark at all at the spark plug.
Watch as I show you how to repair this problem.

Iginition module is Stihl part #1133 400 1350
 

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My Opinions on the Newer Briggs Motors
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Published on Aug 20, 2017
These are just some things I have noticed, Ellis Mower's videos on these and the many he had with the same issues were what sealed my opinion on these.
 

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How To Unflood an Engine
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Published on Aug 18, 2017
Maybe you over choked the engine by mistake! Now it's flooded and won't start. Easy way to un flood it and get back to work...This applies to chain saws, weedeaters, trimmers, lawn mowers, blowers from Stihl, Husky, Husqvarna, Echo, Shindiawa Etc.
 

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Small Engines Q & A Video #98 in HD
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Published on Apr 27, 2012
Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

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Questions & Tips in this video;

1. How do I know if the carburetor in my equipment is a Walbro or Zama? 1:34

2. Can I use carburetor cleaner to clean the diaphragms in my carburetor? 3:24

3. What oil should I use in my generator? 4:21

4. Did I have to drill the hole bigger to install the ball hitch on my Lawn Tractor? 5:06

5. Do I get a lot of hydrostatic transmissions to repair? 5:39

6. Does my Briggs & Stratton engine have a fuel pump? 6:12

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barn find 1949 atlas royal outboard on the lake 1st time.
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Published on Aug 18, 2017
I picked this up at an estate sale from a old mans house, its 1.5 hp, start and go, lets see how it does,
 

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Hi, my chainsaw has stopped working. I don't know what happened. I was using it to cut some wood when it suddenly stopped working and now i can't get it started. Its starter thread or rope is kinda stuck. What should I do?
 

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Hi, my chainsaw has stopped working. I don't know what happened. I was using it to cut some wood when it suddenly stopped working and now i can't get it started. Its starter thread or rope is kinda stuck. What should I do?
If you're serious:

If you aren't familiar with chainsaws I suggest you take it to a small engine shop and see what they say.

Donyboy 73 has an extensive library of videos on small engine repair. Here's a link to his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73

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Newer Briggs Not Running? Replace the Main Jet!
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Published on Aug 26, 2017
This is going to be the main way I deal with these, due to many comments on the vid I did of how to clean out one of these of this issue coming back fairly quick it seems the better option is to just replace these jets... Then atleast you can get some more use out of it before it happens again. Also had to replace the starter cup. Any 550ex Briggs motor.
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non yard sale mower finds.
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Published on Aug 23, 2017
when the yard sales come to me
 

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cub cadet up on the lift, will it run?
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Published on Aug 25, 2017
l picked this machine up at a moving sale not running. lets see if it will come back to life.
 

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Correct Chainsaw Chain Tension & HOW-TO
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Published on Aug 31, 2017
In this video I show you how to adjust your chainsaw chain to the correct tension.
 

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abandoned poulan pro riding mower. will it run?
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Published on Aug 30, 2017
I picked up 5 machine of unknown condition. now I am trying to go through them. this one needs a bit of work to bring it back.
 

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SmallEngineMechanic Selling Out
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Published on Sep 3, 2017
Well not quite. This is a quick video just to show what I will be bringing to sell at the last two shows of the season I will attend.
Delaware Valley Days of the Past 9/15-9/17
Jacktown 10/21+22
 

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Timing Belt Marks On Honda GCV Engine
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Published on Sep 8, 2017
In this video I show you how the timing belt marks need to align on a HONDA GCV engine. You will commonly find these engines on lawnmowers or pressure washers.
 

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How Do I Winterize My Chainsaw, Weedeater, Blower or Trimmer
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Published on Sep 12, 2017
How to properly prepare a 2 cycle or 2 stroke engine for storage through the winter. This includes leaf blowers, grass trimmers, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, weedeaters, Etc. Anything you put mixed fuel, gasoline or petrol in.
 

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Small Engines Q & A Video #99 in HD
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Published on May 3, 2012
Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

Visit my channel for more repair videos;
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Questions & Tips in this video;

1. Why is there fuel leaking out of my lawnmower carburetor with a Tecumseh engine? 1:45

2. Why is my chainsaw cutting on an angle or crooked? 3:23

3. What is the small tube on top of my lawnmower carburetor and will it run without it? 4:59

4. Why does my lawnmower"kick back" or "backfire" when I go to start it? 6:28 Link to repair video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuI7cL...

5. What should I do with the old gas in my power equipment? 7:24


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Getting a Newer Craftsman Mower Running Again
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Published on Sep 16, 2017
2012 Model, the fix was surprisingly simple.
 

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Fuel Tank Replacement On Briggs & Stratton 4-5HP Engines
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Published on Sep 14, 2017
In this video I show you how to easily install a fuel tank on a Briggs & Stratton engine.

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Easily Fix Lawnmower Kick Back! - Flywheel Key Replacement
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Published on Sep 21, 2017
Does your lawnmower kickback when you go to start it? If it does and runs poorly you probably need to replace the flywheel key.

Follow along in this step by step video as I show you how to fix this problem.

Flywheel key used in video is Tecumseh part #611298
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First Attempt At Tig Welding An Aluminum Chainsaw Handle
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Published on Sep 28, 2017
In this video I show you my first attempt at how I tig welded an aluminum chainsaw handle. It's good to also cool the rubber part of the handle with water during the welding process.

Watch my review on the Tig 200 Square Wave here;
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honda atv cracked engine case and carb fix.
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Published on Sep 29, 2017
friends atv has seen some trail time. so he asked me to bring it back to riding repairs. this machine had a bad oil leak that ended up being a cracked block. then it needed the carburetor cleaned out too.
 

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My Personal Equipment Fall 2017
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Published on Oct 1, 2017
Just some of my own stuff I use to keep the back under control. This is a commonly asked question I get a lot of. Not shown is the large rototiller with blue HF motor on it, still have it.
 

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Why A John Deere Lawn Tractor Kept Flooding & Repair
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Published on Oct 5, 2017
In this video I show you an easy fix to an uncommon carburetor flooding problem on a John Deere GX255 tractor.
 

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Small Engines Q & A Video #100 in HD & A Break
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Published on May 11, 2012
Yes I am having a few beers today!

Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

Visit my channel for more repair videos;
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Questions & Tips in this video;

1. How can I tell if the connecting rod is broken in my engine? 0:43

2. Where is a good place to buy an inexpensive lawnmower? 3:06

3. How can I repair stripped spark plug threads? 3:50

4. What should the air gap be between the ignition module and flywheel on my power equipment? 5:11

5. Where does the arm on the camshaft of my Tecumseh engine go into the sump cover? 5:54

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND THANKS FOR WATCHING!

SEE YOU JUNE 15TH FOR #101

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