Thank you! Your note made me feel better. Tractor ain’t runnin yet, but I feel better.Gas torch cleaners worked well to clean jets on my 1440. Even after cleaning multiple times would start misfiring again after about an hour of mowing? Gave up and replaced with intake and carb off a 16hp and ran great. Fought the problem for a couple years before i fixed it and got rid of tractor as soon as i got it running right. Good luck with that as i was quite aggrevated by time i was done. I do miss the tractor now tho. Traded it for a broken down 1650 with brinly hitch, snow plow, haban snowblower, and IH tiller. Havent figured out who got best end of deal yet lol.
Thank you.Have you soaked it in a gallon can of carb cleaner yet??
What are you using for gas?
ALL my cubs live on non ethanol gas with 1 ounce MMO per gallon. I had all of them out yesterday, many had not been started since last summer
and they all started and ran well.
Thank you titan. I had not heard of the remedy but can picture how it can get the job done.Just for the halibut, you might try taking the bowl, fliat, and jet out. Then remove anything plastic from the carb. Drop the carb in a pot of boiling water and ket it cook for 10 minutes or so. Then remove and blow out all orifices with an air hose and reassembke and retry. Although unconventional, it seems to melt any blockages. This has worked for many times with vintage chain saw carbs, even an old vw. Good luck!
If i remember correctly, remove the bowl and there was a long brass tube with several rows of tiny holes. Make sure valve float works is free allowing bowl to fill up. Its been a while and tractor drove me nuts. Eventually replaced carb and intake from another tractor and got rid of it before problem raised its head again. I also would use a squeeze bottle full of gas to start and keep running hoping that eventually the good gas would wash out all the crap in the carburetor. I took it on several 2 hour mowing trips thinking i had it fixed and it would start missing again. Good luck, i was glad to get rid of my problem but last i heard it is still going strong.