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My husky riding lawn mower runs fine, but sporadically

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My husky riding lawn...

My husky riding lawn mower runs fine, but sporadically looses power as though it is running on one cylinder. the problem goes away but reoccurs.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

At least 10 years old, YTH2242t model # 279180 42" deck two cylinder

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It isn't plugs or air filter (both new) and the engine never quits, stalls, or smokes. jut looses power for a while

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 4 months ago
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Hi, I’m Wayne.

I will be assisting you with this issue today.

What engine do you have on the unit??

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
hello,
the engine is a Briggs & Stratton 22hp twin, intek.
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 3 months ago

Hi

Thank you for the response

1st check the valves adjustment both valves 0.005

if ok , rebuild the carb

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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