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JON, Small Engine Technician
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I have a craftsman/tecumseh mower mod.#143.016700. the carb

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i have a craftsman/tecumseh mower mod.#143.016700. the carb screws; the one visible, and the one capped, were toyed with , with out my knowledge. i started the mower and the rpm's were extreme. i stopped the mower, tried to reset the screws, but now the pull start comes out hard and staggered. if you take out the plug ,it pulls like silk. could some help. thanks...paul.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 12 months ago.

The screw with the spring is the throttle screw. Turn it all the way inwards, and then back it out 3 full turns. May have to go inwards afterwards, but 3 turns out to start and see how it runs. The screw wit the cap needs to be turned all the way inwards.

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