Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: MT, USA
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So...it's been a couple of years since I posted in this thread, but I wanted to follow up with how I finally fixed the problem.
I ended up purchasing an aftermarket carburetor. It is an exact replica of the original carb, and bolted on with no issues.
I've mowed the lawn twice now since I did the replacement, and have not run into the issue yet... I will follow up if it rears its ugly head again.
In the hope that this will help anyone else with a similar problem, I ordered this carb
, also pictured below.
Flathead Valley, MT
1982 Lawn Chief 11/36 rider
1993 Coast to Coast (MTD) 14/38 rider
2003 Snapper Hi-Vac S-P (216517B) w/Thatcherizer
2004 Craftsman pusher (917.388630) w/ 5.5 hp Predator
Other Machines in My Yard:
1974 Wizard (Gilson) tiller (project)
1977 Ariens Rocket V tiller (project)
1980 Ariens ST824 snowblower
1990s Toro CCR1000 snowblower
1990 & 1992 Snapper Hi-Vac S-P's
2006 White Outdoor (MTD) 18/42 rider
1996 Ranch King (MTD) 12/38 rider