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Old 03-31-2011, 08:20 AM   post #1 of 20
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I have a Craftsman DYT4000 with a new 17.5 HP B&S engine. The engine runs great all day except when going uphill. It starts to run rough and then stalls. I have removed the fuel tank and lines, and the carb bowl and cleaned them thoroughly. This happens regardless of how much fuel is in the tank. When it stalls, I roll it to level ground and it starts and runs great. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:44 PM   post #2 of 20
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It might be a float problem...i.e. busted, or needle sticking...You might try taking the carb off and cleaning it really well, maybe even a rebuild kit.

Post your engine model and type #'s ?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:26 PM   post #3 of 20
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The engine is a Briggs & Stratton, 17.5 HP, family # 7BSXS.5012VP
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The engine is a Briggs & Stratton, 17.5 HP, family # 7BSXS.5012VP
There should be more numbers, on the engine itself there will be a Model#, Type#, and Code#. These numbers will help us find exactly which engine and the exact carb, etc. that you have....which will help us in troubleshooting your problem.
Numbers should look similar this...

.Model......Type........Code
021032 - 0111-E2...040211ZE
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:51 PM   post #5 of 20
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Default Re: stalls going uphill

Usually if you have a problem with the engine running bad on a grade,uphill,downhill or side hill,it's either a float or fuel delivery problem.I didn't look the engine up to see what carb is on it,is isa gravity feed engine or is there a fuel pump?
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Default Re: stalls going uphill

Does your engine have a low oil sensor?

That is a common complaint I have seen with Honda clones and steep angles / bouncing.

I know nothing about your engine though, just guessing.
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Drop the float bowl readjust the float it is to high, very little else could cause that condition.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:26 PM   post #8 of 20
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RamHD-- the only other numbers I could find on the engine are 277274 these are right after the above mentioned #'s

Old phil-- thanks for the advice. I will certainly try that, this whole thing has me perplexed
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None of those numbers you provided will pull up under Briggs & Stratton or Craftsman.
if your engine is a Briggs, there are numbers on your engine that look like what I posted above.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:19 PM   post #10 of 20
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the only numbers I could find are

model 3C707
type 0026G1
code 071025ZA

I hope this helps, lawn season is fast approaching
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the only numbers I could find are

model 3C707
type 0026G1
code 071025ZA

I hope this helps, lawn season is fast approaching
Need one more number in that model..??? verify all numbers carefully.

With the correct numbers we can get you a parts diagram of your carb and help you work on the issue.

The symptoms you have are classic of float/needle/seat problems.
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RamHD- my mistake, should no better than to try and read it in low light conditions.

The correct # is... 31C707
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Im leaning towards float out of adjustment also. Float should sit level.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:58 PM   post #14 of 20
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Default Re: stalls going uphill

Had this very thing happen to me yesterday my issue was a stuck float when i took mine off i sanded the float down a little bit cleaned it back up and blew air all the way through all the crevices put it back together worked liked a brand new one good luck
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:18 AM   post #15 of 20
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You have one of these carbs. Hopefully the Walbro..the Nikki is a piece of junk IMO....Here is a IPL blow up of the carbs....


you can look here for part #'s if needed
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