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Lawn mowers / Re: Contractor mowers
November 02, 2021, 11:20:43 PM
Quote from: steve potter on November 02, 2021, 09:52:54 PMThanks for the reply Mick and just to say that the new cable that was fitted has broken again in the same place after 3 hrs use

Steve.  It definitely has a problem then..  I'd be looking at the bbc to see if it's starting to fail, the A spec ones do and they were getting replace under the Hayter warranty and now top pulley half is made of a copper infused material which is less brittle. 

The old A spec ones you can normally tell when they're starting to let go because the machine will develop a rattle as the top half breaks loose. This can make the actuator arm move back and forth rapidly, and either cause the cable failure, or even make that spring saw its way out the side of the locating hole, like the one I had a few weeks ago. As you can see in the image below, the hole at the bottom where the spring is supposed to go. ;)

A bent crank can also cause this kind of thing . 
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 31, 2021, 07:17:58 PM
I haven't modified one, to be honest we just change the plastic jet module for the latest one if required. Some had the wrong jet modules fitted, but as this is a new machine I'd imagine it already has it fitted. 

The carbs are very basic and simple to work on as you said, and yes the screw head sixes are annoying at first, but you get used to them.

Make sure there is good flow from the tank when the fuel cap is on, had some that don't breath properly and act like a fuel tap. Also make sure the little brass jet on the left side of the intake is clear.
Lawn mowers / Re: Contractor mowers
October 27, 2021, 07:57:12 AM
Hi Steve, and welcome to TGMF.

Quote from: steve potter on October 26, 2021, 09:21:37 PMand last week the bbc cable spring snapped at the connection point under the blade.

This should be covered under the warranty, it's not your fault the spring broke, unless you have over adjusted the cable..  Seen this a few times and can be caused by a failing BB clutch top pulley half.
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 26, 2021, 07:39:23 AM
By the way, just wondering, if the machine is brand new, then why doesn't your friend contact the dealer he purchased it from and get it sorted out?  Messing with it yourselves could screw any chances of getting it fixed under the warranty.
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 25, 2021, 09:41:37 PM
The spring pulls the choke on (closed), and when warm the rod pushes the choke off (open).

In your photo above for example the choke is in the on / closed position.  Ready for a cold start.
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 25, 2021, 09:04:36 PM
Greg if it's moving towards the air filer husing then it's pushing the choke off as it should do. 

I'm presuming that it's when it pushes the choke completely off that's when it starts running rough?  If so then there's some sort of blockage or restriction that need cleaning.  Or just fit a new jet module and see if it cures it.
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 25, 2021, 05:07:35 PM
Yep the linkage does look right.  :tup:   So is the thermal device pushing the choke off when warm / hot?
Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl FS 94C
October 25, 2021, 07:17:53 AM
Hi Kevin.  This is a horrible situation to be in, and it does happen.  ;)   

What makes you think the the new module is faulty, is it doing something really strange?
General Discussion / Re: Briggs autochoke on Stihl
October 23, 2021, 10:02:14 PM
I would first check to see if the thermal device is pushing the choke off completely when warm. This can be simply the plastic lever which pushes against the actual choke shaft has jumped over the choke shaft and therefore can't push it off.
Quote from: Gregs mowing on October 23, 2021, 09:12:24 PMGot a new 579 56 pro. Got drive issues. Put new chain and sprockets on. Re greased the pins and new bearings and roller end caps.
Drive is not working. When I lift the mower the roller then spins. Thinking gearbox faulty? It is covered in black oil....
I tried new belts. Changed the small one of but the big one looks a pig to do.
Help much appreciated.

Greg, you saying your gearbox is covered in black oil does indeed point towards a knackered gearbox. If belt is driving the gearbox, and looking at the output shaft with chan cover off, if nothing is turning when drive is engaged it has to be the gearbox.  Those gearboxes rely on oil to drive, so if leaking then that's your issue.
Quote from: Gregs mowing on October 23, 2021, 09:10:04 PMI think a few places will ban it. However controlling what every household uses and every contractor is pretty pathetic. The fuel needs to be cleaner - that's where aspen comes into play.

Hi Greg.  Do you run Aspen in all your gear, or just your 2 stroke stuff? Do you notice the benefits from doing so?
What's your thoughts on banning petrol powered garden machinery. I gather there's a few campaigns around the world including us here in the UK where people are asking for a complete ban on petrol powered equipment. 

Do you think the demise of petrol powered gear will drive down the prices of battery powered? Where will this leave the engine manufacturers, like Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Kawasaki, Loncin etc? Do you think they will replace their power units with a universal battery powered units, like Toro has done with their Toro and Hayter battery mowers.

General Discussion / E10, how's it working out for you?
October 23, 2021, 08:14:04 PM
It's only been out for s short time over here in the UK, but since E10 petrol hit the fuel pumps, has anyone been using it, or have you been sticking to super unleaded, or one of the Alkylate fuels.

What I'd really like to know is, have you've had any issues since running E10, and if so what have you noticed?
Sorry for delay.  Do you have any other numbers for this machine. Model of generator etc?
Lawn mowers / Re: Honda hrb 476c - fitting new blade
October 15, 2021, 10:10:53 PM
Hi, and welcome to TGMF.

Turning the machine on its side should be all that's required to change the blade. With the Honda I would suggest tipping it Oil filler down, and Air filter up.

I wouldn't recommend turning the mower upside down without draining the oil and petrol completely and removing the air filter.