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Hello,
I just purchased a Snapper SR1028, for my grandmother actually. I've done a search and understand that the SR1028 doesn't really help much and that there is another model for serial number that I need. I'll have to go back and get that number but I was wondering if anyone would have any good general info that you could provide. I'd like to find repair/maintenance/owner's manuals. The engine seems to run good but not the smoothest running. Are the carbs pretty easy to work with? This is a mid 90's model. I paid $160 for it. Would you consider that a good deal? I have plenty other questions but won't overload everyone:thThumbsU Any links/info would be great!
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Yes that was a good deal.
You will find them easy to work on and very dependable.
You can down load your manuals from Snapper,s web page.
 

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Look under the seat on the front frame bar and you will see a info label with the serial number and model number. Have a 97 SR1028 that is a model number 281016BE. It decodes as 28 for 28"cut. 10 for 10hp engine. 16 is the Snapper series number. B is for Briggs engine and E is for electric start. Use the model number for ordering parts for the mower.
If you have a Briggs engine there is a plate on top of the engine cover that has the model,type and code. The first two digits of the code will give you the year model if it is the original engine. When ordering parts for the engine you will need the model and type info.
Have just finished work on my engine and mower. Just scroll down and view the threads on Briggs and Stratton has miss and how to level deck on a 281016BE for trex.
Hope this helps and have learned a lot from this website.
 

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Ran across a 281016BE that looks like brand new today on Craigslist. Always garaged, lady owned and her young nephew inherited it then he listed it for $100. It had sat for 3 yrs inside her barn due to health so battery dead, tires flat, tank bone dry. You know the drill..
Looking so brand new with an engine not seized (hand pulled), nothing been apart I could see so I didn't bother talking him down. After getting it home and putting gas in it I pulled it several times just to see, well' no start.. Hit with start fluid, still notta.. Check spark "none"! Installed new plug, no change!

So' pulled top shield, humm a mouse found auntie's bright yellow naughty nighty and built a huge nest under there out of it. Perfectly packed in a tight perfect square, I applaud him..Naughty ol' mouse huh?
Cleaned it all out, including flywheel/mag while there, still no fire?.. Had to come home let dog out now I'm laying here on my arse typing to you folks thinking tomorrow's another day, if I get time I'll be checking safety switches checking the mag/coil out chasing down the issue. Its a real simple fix I know but I really hoped it would have fired up without a challenge, I guess because wife was shaking her head at me the whole time? You all know that look I got.
Wires and everything look perfect, got real lucky there as mice love them.
Oil looked excellent fwiw..
Looks like it just rolled out of factory I'm not kidding, auntie must have loved her lil' Snapper. If it was here at the house I'd found the problem but I took it to our friends in town. As I rolled it off the truck there was her and two more neighbors each trying to buy it, surely that's the only reason my wife has remained quiet. I gotta get it running to keep this lovely silence though..lol
 

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Willie 1094: A great feature of this forum is the "RER manuals" feature ,It is free and has operators and parts manuals, for looks or download. You might try a "series 16" parts and see if it matches your mower, sometimes , the "tags" are missing. For the engine you need info from the Mfg. (probably Briggs &S).
 

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Had a short in small hot wire and why sellers Aunt parked it Im sure.
I looked at that fuse but I should have looked the wire over better I'd seen it's problem sooner. Simple heat shrink fix on wire & carb cleaning, snapper runs like a dream!
Thanks all...
 
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