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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I've got a new Husqvarna with the &S 24hp it

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Hi pearl,
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Customer: I've got a new Husqvarna with the B&S 24hp it was rough running likee it was hitting on one cylinder, and under load was emitting black smoke
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: the weather in central texas has been pretty wet... I did put some stabil in the tank , but the gase was ony one week old
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Can you run a cylinder balance test? Loosen the spark plug wires and with the engine idling , remove one wire at a time, engine should continue to run. If it dies, when one wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. Check cylinder for, if it has spark and is firing, check the valve movement, a pushrod my be off!