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    New $25 Carb = new lawnmower

    Hello All,
    I've got a 1995 Toro self propelled mower that was giving be fits. I knew it was a carb issue, cleaned it, but it kept gunking up. I knew it really needed to be dip cleaned but didn't want to have the chemical cleaner around. Checked on eBay and got a new replacement for $25 bucks delivered. 5 minutes to swap it out. Primer bulb, pressed 3 times, first pull, started right up.

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    Re: New $25 Carb = new lawnmower

    Sounds like $25 well spent!

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    Re: New $25 Carb = new lawnmower

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    Re: New $25 Carb = new lawnmower

    If that is the first significant repair you have done to that mower, I would hang on to it as long as you can.

    I'm a fan of the Briggs flathead design. I have three of these (2 were discarded by neighbors and I took them off their hands). All they needed was a carb diaphragm for about $4. They all start on the first pull nearly 100% of the time. This design excels in its simplicity.
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    Re: New $25 Carb = new lawnmower

    Yeap, first significant repair, bought it used, it even had records. Cannot complain.
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