5000 Strong & Climbing
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Re: New to me Lawn Boy 10600
Hi and welcome to the forum. If your mower has a metal carb then it is either a 1993 or 1994. In 1995 they changed to the plastic carb. My 10401 from 1996 never ran right until I swapped in a metal Walbro carb. Things to check. There should be a small filter in the carb where the fuel hose attaches. Remove, clean and reinstall. Check that the throttle cable is adjusted properly. Pretty sure your has a choke so remove the air filter and loosen the adjustment bolt and while looking in the carb opening, and with the throttle lever on full choke, adjust the cable so the choke butterfly is just closed when the lever is all the way on choke. Also yours has an adjustment needle on the side of the carb. I cant remember for sure what the pre set is but normally you would lightly seat the needle and turn it out 2 to 2 1/2 turns. Start the mower and let it warm up. Turn the needle in 1/2 turn at a time, allowing for engine to stabilize between turns. Continue until engine starts to falter, then back out 1/4 turn at a time allowing the engine to stabilize each time. Once you get it to where it is running smooth again back it out another 1/4 to half turn. You don't want to run a two cycle at best (smoothest) lean setting. Better a little rich. Of course all this is assuming the carb is clean, all gaskets in good shape, etc. You will love that mower once you get it dialed in. Keep us posted with your progress. Good luck! Bill
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Last edited by Yard Nazi; 10-22-2019 at 03:52 PM.