The 1712 is pissed at me today

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So I go out to hop on the 1712 to mow some grass. Smell gas, open the hood and look to find the fuel pump seeping gas. Tighten 4 screws, still seeps a little. Head for the shelf, grab a new fuel pump, slap it on and head out to mow.
After about 30 minutes it starts to stumble, I back off the throttle and bang it back to WTH and continue on. Did good for about 45 minutes, stumbles again. So I go for the choke, Pull it about half way out and it fires on all 2 cylinders and does fine for about 30 minutes and starts to get hot.
Being a newbee to KT17's. Is it normal to have to readjust the carb after installing a new fuel pump? Or is the bran freakin new pump no good.

I mowed last week for 3 hours straight and it did fine, Man I hate being stupid on stuff, and no I've not RTFM manual yet.
 
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Digger: Shouldn't have to adjust the carb, but you didn't mention changing the oil. Alot of times the gasoline from the tank ends up in the crankcase thinning the oil out a good deal. I like to install electric pumps on the KT engines.

The only thing I can think might have happened is that the new pump pressure stressed the needle and seat of the carb, or you may possibly have a bad float.

Finally, what kind of carb is it?

I hear the Walbros are junk and that when they mess up you're better off throwing them away.

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Go read the manual.
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Wow, sounds like my 782. I'm in search of a new carb because I can't get anything from it anymore. Good luck, I'm watching to see if you have the same problem as me.
 

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Earl,
The carb is easy to find.
CLICK HERE

Jeremiah,
The leak was all external. It's a junk Walbro that's going to get replaced by the link above I post for Earl. Norman is a great guy!
 

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And I just ordered it. Now I'm eager to get my 782 going again. I hope it works out for you too Charlie!
 

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Charlie,

The same thing happened to me recently: Filled the darn crankcase with oil and engine needed readjusting after running well for a while I richened it up one full turn and we will see::::
 

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Yea well, wait till you see some pics I'm posting tomorrow, LOL
This 1712 has turned into a freakin mess all the way. But I will beat it!
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Here's a small sample for ya Kraig.
I had to bring out the big gun after I finally got tired of a vibration!
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Can't imagine why! LOL
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That was just the beginning, it all went downhill after that!
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Digger,
Did you check the engine to engine mounting plate bolts? All mine were loose or missing
 

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Time for CV driveshaft upgrade and forget about it
 

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Digger,
You ever get that 1712 all squared away and running correctly? Did you change out the Carb?
 

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