Small Engine Problems? Ask an Engine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
The closest I can come to your model number is XXXXX
Let me know if this is your unit
Or correct me with the model number without missing digits.
In order to help, I will need the model number, type number, and spec number off the engine itself.
As you can see, the model number of the tiller does not help to identify engine or carburetor parts.
As soon as we get these numbers, we can proceed.
I am looking for One of these numbers
Or, you can find the number yourself and click on it.
When you get to the engine next screen, do not click on the engine parts list, but rather click on the CA-6XXXXX Number.
This will give you a breakdown of the carburetor.
You can get the part numbers there.
As far as getting the ting running, if your believe that you have a dirty carburetor, here is some general advice.
Most likely you have a fuel delivery or fuel quality problem.
As engines sit or get older, fuel that is left in the carburetor can turn to gum and varnish and cause this and other problems.
Also, any gasoline that was left in a gas can for a period of more than 30 days must be discarded because it also has begun to turn to varnish.
Today's gasolines contain MTBE and alcohol. (Ethanol) They turn to "Junk and garbage" very quickly. Alcohol absorbs water. And they call it "Oxygenated fuels! It is the oxygen (and the water) that breaks down the organic compounds in the fuel and turns the gas to "Garbage" (Gum and varnish) The fuels we had just a few years ago had no alcohol in it and would store for longer periods of time before going stale.
Fuel stabilizers do almost nothing to prevent the fuel from going bad with the changes in today's fuels. The whole point of a fuel stabilizer is to form an oily film on the surface of stored gasoline whether in the tank or in a gas can. The idea was to keep oxygen away from the gasoline to prevent breakdown. Since the fuel is already oxygenated, the fuel stabilizer concept is null and void. These fuels start to degrade immediately upon the addition of the ethanol.
Do not buy gas from the "Discount" Stations. The discount stations get a reduced price on gas because they may be buying fuel that is nearly 30 days old already. You may be getting fuel that's nearly stale right from the pump when buying from a discount station. Purchase your fuel from the well-known stations such as Shell, BP, Sonoco, Phillips 66 etc.
More than 70% of all of our repairs in our small engine repair business are due to these same issues. You most likely have dirt, gum, varnish...etc in your carburetor plugging up the small passageways and jets in the carburetor.
The carburetor will need to be cleaned and overhauled as well as the rest of the fuel system.
In an Emergency such as a blizzard where you cannot get out to buy a carburetor kit until the plows come through, or during an emergency power outage and you need a generator running even if it runs poorly, you might try the following if your carburetor is the type that has a bowl. Sometimes this procedure works:
While the carburetor is still mounted to the engine:
You may be able to finish the job at hand then clean and overhaul the carburetor correctly when you have more time and a new carburetor overhaul kit.
If you don't feel comfortable with these kinds of repairs, or if the carburetor still doesn't work correctly after your attempt, I would suggest sending it to a profession repair shop with a reputation for having friendly, knowledgeable, experienced service technicians. It would be best to take it to someone who has an "Ultra-sonic" cleaning machine. This machine uses a very mild carburetor cleaner in concert with ultrasonic vibrations to get the very small passageways clean. This method is very effective even when traditional methods fail.
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note: in the first post, I said click on the CA-6XXXXX number, but it might also say TEC-6XXXXX instead. Then you click on the word Carburetor to see the breakdown.
I am checking with a company named www.oldmowerparts.com
They specialize in getting parts that are hard to get.
Tecumseh went out of business regarding engine and parts production in the US.
There now is a company putting their name on a few model engines made in china, but that does not help existing owners get parts.
My first recollection is that the part you are requesting may not be available any more except for buying a whole carburetor assembly.
I am checking two things. Does my memory serve me correctly, and does www.oldmowerparts.com have what you need.
You may even contact them directly giving them all the same information that we have been sharing including the link to our QA session on just answers.
We may be able to reel this in, but understand, even though this seems to be a straightforward request, it is not.
In fact, you did not see the part on any of the diagrams, did you (other than hiding behind the gas tank).
I also want to check to see if MAYBE, the part is Part of the gas tank.
Do you think that is possible? Is it fastened to the tank, or does it float with the carb?
BTW, you can contact them at [email protected]