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#1
General Discussion / Re: Lawnflite 553hrs- pro-hs r...
Last post by Mick - July 13, 2024, 01:44:35 PM
Hi Georgep785, and welcome to TGMF.

The stripe is caused buy bending the grass in opposite directions, and how the light hits it. So as long as it's cutting ok and each strip rolled in opposite direction you should see the stripe.

You could try cutting in a different direction and see if the light makes a difference, but this might not be possible depending on the shape of your lawn.
#2
General Discussion / Lawnflite 553hrs- pro-hs rolle...
Last post by Georgep785 - July 13, 2024, 01:14:06 PM
Hi , my Lawnflite 553hrs pro-hs pedestrian roller isn't striping my lawn very well and is only giving the faintest of stripes I've had it about 5 months and it's  about 5 years old the mower is it time for a new blade or is it because of the type of grass that I'm cutting isn't rich and green? These mowers are usually really good for striping and the stripes don't look good and are hardly visible . Any advice would be greatly appreciated 👍
#3
Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Kawasaki td24
Last post by Mick - July 10, 2024, 04:11:31 AM
Hi Andrew, and welcome to TGMF.

I'm assuming your engine has a little fuel pump bulb in the fuel line from the tank, or a pump built into the tank cap. This would be used along with the lever on the bottom of the carb to purge the fuel from the carb and refill it with fresh fuel from the tank.

The running issue, make sure the gaskets on the inlet manifold are correct and the pulse hole also lines up correctly otherwise the fuel pump on the side of the carb won't work.  Make sure the fuel mix adjuster screw isn't screwed in all the way as this will also shut off the fuel.  These carbs are very touchy on adjustments.
#4
Strimmers and BrushCutters / Kawasaki td24
Last post by lowe479@btinternet.com - July 09, 2024, 05:48:08 PM
Hi there. I'm trying to repair a customer's old brush cutter. I've cleaned the carb through with carb cleaner and air, replaced all gaskets, diaphragms and fuel filter. The primer is getting the fuel from the tank into the carb, but the fuel doesn't seem to be getting to the engine so it won't start.I tried injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber and got it to start, so no problem with spark etc.

Also, there's a switch on the metering side of the carb which when pressed just seems to eject fuel from the carb, so not sure what that's for.

Any ideas would be gratefully received

Andrew
#5
Hayter / Re: Hayter Spirit 41 Rattle
Last post by TimF - July 08, 2024, 08:44:20 PM
I've taken the cover off and the chain seems quite loose, although not so loose that it would slip off the sprocket. The chain itself seems in good condition.
 I think I will have to put oil back and run the mower to see what is going on with the chain as I'm sure the rattle is caused by the chain against the guard
#6
Hayter / Re: Hayter Spirit 41 Rattle
Last post by Mick - July 07, 2024, 06:09:54 PM
Have you removed the chain cover to see what's happening with the chain?  it's only one bolt to remove the cover so might be worth a look..
#7
Hayter / Re: Hayter Spirit 41 Rattle
Last post by TimF - July 07, 2024, 05:53:59 PM
Hi Mick,
I'm still at a bit of a loss to understand what is going on. The main symptom is the rattling chain but there is some loss/intermittent power to the roller so wondered if the belts were slipping and causing the chain tension to vary causing the rattle.
#8
Hayter / Re: Hayter Spirit 41 Rattle
Last post by Mick - July 07, 2024, 11:54:29 AM
I was more concentrating on the rattle you mentioned, to be honest the belts even if worn shouldn't cause it to rattle.  They can obviously run loose and slip when worn though.

Did you manage to find anything?
#9
Hayter / Re: Hayter Spirit 41 Rattle
Last post by TimF - July 05, 2024, 05:21:14 PM
Hi Mick and many thanks for such a quick reply.
There doesn't seem to be any side play in the roller or damage to either end of the roller.
I'm wondering if one or both of the drive belts is causing it - the tension seems ok but maybe there is some wear to their edges. They haven't been replaced for at least 8 years
#10
General Discussion / Re: Qualcast Question
Last post by Mick - July 05, 2024, 04:01:23 PM
Hi DonH88, and welcome to TGMF.

That looks like some sort of retaining clip, but I haven't a clue where from. Are you sure it's off the actual mower or has it been dropped onto the the top of the mower when in the shed or garage.

Do you have a model number for the machine?
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