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Joe, Marine Mechanic
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  ASE, electronics, Marine inboards and electronics, automotive drivability, all around repair tech,
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I have an HRX 217 versamower, and it wouldnt restart after

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I have an HRX 217 versamower, and it wouldnt restart after it was warmed up, other than at a very slow idle then it would die. I found and reattached a small spring on the carburetor that was not attached. I attached it correctly accoding to an identical mower I have for reference. Now it is backfiring upon restart. Where do I go now?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.
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The spring on the carb is the throttle return and goes hand and hand with the governor rod, note that you can disconnect the gov rod and work the carb like a normal throttle, if it still has the problem then you know it's nothing to do with the spring. It's most likely related to the carb itself. This is usually a good sign it is either in need of adjustment or that it needs rebuilt/replaced but this can sometimes also be related to valve adjustment and timing issues. Also check spark is good and plug is as well, and it's also a good idea to check the compression.
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