You are wise to install and use the fuel shutoff valve. Look at the fire hazard you just had! Now, to get in the habit of using it when parking the mower...
Thanks for sharing that...that is a good visual on how closely I need to look at the carburetor to make sure nothing got stuck in there. Such a small piece of debris made the engine stop working!If you look at the second picture closely you can see a small piece of debris where the valve seats, allowing the bowl to overflow.
You are correct. I thought I was safe with a freshly cleaned carb & the fuel shutoff solenoid, but that failed as well. Lesson learned. Now to get that gasoline smell out of my workshop!You are wise to install and use the fuel shutoff valve. Look at the fire hazard you just had! Now, to get in the habit of using it when parking the mower...
It doesn't take much, not sure where that little piece of dirt came from but now I'll be going through the entire fuel system....again. At least the fuel tank sits under the hood & not under the seat so it's a lot easier to remove & clean.Thanks for sharing that...that is a good visual on how closely I need to look at the carburetor to make sure nothing got stuck in there. Such a small piece of debris made the engine stop working!
I guess I cleaned them too well ;-)
Use large, SINGLE blocks. Don't stack 'em. Having the tractor fall on you is a really unpleasant experience. (that, and we like to keep members around for a good long time. ) I use a floor jack, and jackstands... But, my tractor weighs about 2200 pounds in mowing trim.I guess I cleaned them too well ;-)
Thank you for the part numbers. I have ordered them and hope they will be here in the next day or two.
In the mean time, I am going to work on cleaning up the engine. I'm going to get the grease I need to do the lube and grease maintenance. I am planning on doing it after its running.
I am going to get some wood blocks or something to drive the mower onto so I can get underneath it and clean that up before I do the greasing.
They burrow in, so you probably wouldn't suck them up. But baby bunnies are sooooooo cute.The other reason is my girly side showing...I mowed once when it was really tall grass and I mowed over a nest of baby bunnies...They actually survived that, but if I had cut them up, it would have been awful.
Thanks so much! Yes, I think you are right about fixing my old JD...I would not have been able to do it without your help. My neighbors couldn't believe that I got it going and I told them about you guys helping me step by step.Good to see you again, and sorry to hear of your illness. But... if you can fix an old JD then you can beat the big C fo' sho'.
All the best. 🥂
Than you for that...I was reading through it all again, and I only knew what to do because of this forum and all of your help here. The cancer was no fun, but I am also glad to be done with it. I was bald for awhile...I kind of liked it though...it was so easy to take care of and I just put a little hat on when it was cold. I didn't move back to Alaska, but I sent my son up there for awhile to stay with my sister and her family during some of the tougher cancer stuff. I had to go to Portland, Oregon for treatments since they had a specialized and new treatments for anal cancer which is what I had. My son is a teenager now, but during my cancer treatments he thought it was great fun to see people's reactions when they asked what kind of cancer I had, and he quickly told them I had butt cancer. Anyway, I am thinking of moving up to Oregon sometime in the near future to be closer to family and friends. I sure hope that you are doing well. The remodel of the website looks really good! Sorry to get so far off topic...Your first post looked like a "how to" if your tractor does not start....great job...sorry that you had to face that health problem....very glad that you overcame it....did you move back to Alaska?