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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Engine start but dont have enought to cut grass

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Engine start but dont have enought to cut grass
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My dixie chopper lawm mower xfg2700 start up and engine running but dont have enought rpm power to cut grass when i engage the cutting blade?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
What engine? The Generac twin engine?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do a cylinder test! Loosen the spark plug wires, then with engine idling, remove one at a time, if engine dies when one is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check for spark and compression.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If it has spark and compression, check the valves.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes generac 2 cylinder
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, do the tests and let me know the result.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I remove spark plug on fire one when engine idle it didnt die but remove 2nd one die
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fire* first
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Now i plug back it seem like it hard to get it start back up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So check which valve
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
The valves on the dead cylinder. May have rocker arm off or push rod broken.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can u send me diagram
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KS0Iw89aI
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What i suppose to do
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Remove the cover and turn the engine over while looking to see if the valves are moving up and down.

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