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    Default Mower won't idle

    Yardmachine(MTD), 16.5HP. Got it back from mechanic that put in new piston ring. Everything is ok except engine won't idle when I pull back on the throttle when in Park, just runs full throttle. Rather than load it up and take it back, is this something I can easily fix? Thanks.
    Last edited by redka; 05-18-2008 at 02:29 PM.

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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    What engine does it have? Briggs? You could try and adjust the idle stop so it keeps sufficient idle speed.
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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    idle circuit adjusting screw?
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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    Quote Originally Posted by dqdave1
    idle circuit adjusting screw?
    Where would I look for that screw? I've looked around the carburetor and the gadgets that attach to the throttle cable, but not sure where it is. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    Take it back, you paid for it to run right

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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJimi
    Take it back, you paid for it to run right
    My nearest professional repair shop is 20 miles away, so been using a local guy who works another job, and it's just not easy to get it done under those circumstances, but he fixed it this morning. Living in small towns has it goods and bads. For me, the goods outweigh the bads. Thanks everyone.

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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    What was the problem?
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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    He adjusted a spring loaded screw on the carburetor. Was that the idle screw?

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    Default Re: Mower won't idle

    Yes; probably idle circuit
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