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B&S 500E no start

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2018/08/11 18:58:16 (permalink)
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B&S 500E no start

Hey y'all. I got a lawnmower (2015 model) from my girls friends dad. He says he used it twice and then it sat for a year and never started again.

I replaced the spark plug, pulled off the carb and cleaned the throttle plate (really wasn't even dirty), drained the tank, and put new fuel In it.

Still won't start. Any ideas?

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    Re: B&S 500E no start 2018/08/11 20:10:09 (permalink)
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    Carburetor still need a good cleaning. Note this a plastic carburetor most likely and can only be cleaned safely by ultrasonics. It is highly likely that the main jet is plugged.
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    Re: B&S 500E no start 2018/08/11 20:31:27 (permalink)
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    Dang I guess I'll look for a shop with an ultrasonic Cleaner

    Thanks!
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    Re: B&S 500E no start 2018/08/15 20:19:05 (permalink)
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    Just an update. I filled a big ziploc bag with intake Cleaner (best I had on hand), and let it soak for three days while gently tapping it with a hammer for a minute every night.

    She started right up for me tonight.
    Obviously not the best way to do it, but it worked. Just a thought for anyone else who doesn't wanna spend time/money for it professionally done.
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