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Sooo... my mower got molested!

My lawnmower got worked over by butchF

you guys have heard the stuff this guy does, I feel that it was important to show you guys.



I didn't take a before shot but I am pretty sure my mower looked like this before he got to it.



Bent crank, Blade mucked up back and forth, no oil change in who knows how long.


Here is the chunk the mower took out of the water connection.






This is what it looked like when I got it back from him.













Needless to say this man gets my work.

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Photoshopped!!

your just jealous cause your stuff don't look that good.....

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"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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dude, bent crank? Is that even repairable or is it more economical these days to just replace the engine?

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My lawnmower got worked over by butchF

you guys have heard the stuff this guy does, I feel that it was important to show you guys.



I didn't take a before shot but I am pretty sure my mower looked like this before he got to it.



Bent crank, Blade mucked up back and forth, no oil change in who knows how long.


Here is the chunk the mower took out of the water connection.






This is what it looked like when I got it back from him.













Needless to say this man gets my work.
do you really have the craftsman 6.75? I have that machine (or one with teh same motor) and I have to be honest, the performance of the motor is underwhelming. Maybe I need to have butch go through it. It starts almost every time on the first pull, but often times if I let my back lawn go more than a week, it will die cutting it, forcing me to have to take small widths so the mower can handle it. We used to have another machine that was rated with less horsepower but did a better job cutting the grass. I wonder if its the mower or the blade that causes the issues.

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CHris...are you blades sharpened? That might make the diff.
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do you really have the craftsman 6.75? I have that machine (or one with teh same motor) and I have to be honest, the performance of the motor is underwhelming. Maybe I need to have butch go through it. It starts almost every time on the first pull, but often times if I let my back lawn go more than a week, it will die cutting it, forcing me to have to take small widths so the mower can handle it. We used to have another machine that was rated with less horsepower but did a better job cutting the grass. I wonder if its the mower or the blade that causes the issues.




Yea, it shouldn't be having issues like that. That's what laziness and first cut of the year was for me.
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Is that your yard? You seriously let it get over a foot tall? That's terrible, I'd have called the city on a hillbilly like you.

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Is that your yard? You seriously let it get over a foot tall? That's terrible, I'd have called the city on a hillbilly like you.
fenced in, no one could see, the neighbors did my front in the meanwhile.
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dude, bent crank? Is that even repairable or is it more economical these days to just replace the engine?
depends how bad it is......... .010"-.015" out can be straightened, fairly simple
This one wasn't too bad cause the blade took most of the hit.
Usually a hit like this would cause the flywheel key to shear. It is designed to be the failure point to prevent major engine damage.

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"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

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do you really have the craftsman 6.75? I have that machine (or one with teh same motor) and I have to be honest, the performance of the motor is underwhelming. Maybe I need to have butch go through it. It starts almost every time on the first pull, but often times if I let my back lawn go more than a week, it will die cutting it, forcing me to have to take small widths so the mower can handle it. We used to have another machine that was rated with less horsepower but did a better job cutting the grass. I wonder if its the mower or the blade that causes the issues.
Chris, there were several different versions of the 6.75. Sounds like yours needs a little tweak on the governor. Check to make sure it is not clogged up with clippings or small twigs. That is the single most common problem I've seen with all of them. A good air compressor can keep the area around the throttle linkages clean. Also under the recoil by the flywheel needs to be cleaned out.
Some governors operate from a plastic vein that senses the air flow from the flywheel and raises the throttle to compensate if it spins too slowly. Over time this area builds up with crud and will not respond as quickly causing the engine to stall. In rare cases, I've seen a weak coil be the cause.

From what you say though, you need to look at the simple stuff first.
A. air filter......very often they may look good but are clogged in the pleats......Briggs #491588S
B. clean proper oil.....DO NOT OVERFILL.....max capacity is 20 ounces non-detergent SAE30
C. good spark plugged gapped correctly.....RJ19LM Champion .030" gap
D. sharp blade balanced correctly.....blade width should not be more than 1/8" off from original width....if so, replace it
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That engine specification is designed to operate at 3600 to 4000 RPM. It does NOT have carburetor adjustments due to emissions restrictions.
It was set at the factory and no attempts to run it faster should be attempted unless by a qualified mechanic.

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sold the track bike
too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

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