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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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My honda mower is running and fouling my spark plugs, Gcv160

Customer Question

My honda mower is running rich and fouling my spark plugs
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Gcv160 4 yrs old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it's easy enough
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

Have you noticed if black smoke is coming from your muffler? Have you checked your air filter?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Black smoke when it starts and stops. Air filter is clean
Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for your response. It is very likely that your carburetor is loading up.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

You will need to either clean or replace your carburetor. Carburetors are very inexpensive for your engine.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I'll check out a new
Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

Awesome! I believe you are making the best decision.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Donald replied 1 month ago.

You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.