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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 10:04:34 pm »
Sounds like it is sucking air in somewhere?
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 10:07:37 pm »
I think at this point I would try and put a kit in the carb and clean it real well.
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2013, 11:45:06 pm »
Just wanted to follow up and say this thing now runs mint.  During the assembly I was always looking at one piece #19 in the diagram that appeared to be missing. It looked like the base handle drawing but it was actually a gasket under the handle for the reed valve. So a few days ago I go outside and find #19 on the floor where I usually do my hammering. It must have fallen off when I had it on the side while removing the flywheel.

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2013, 11:57:57 pm »
Hey that is great Remington.
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2013, 06:59:30 am »
And did you find the problem?
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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2013, 06:45:08 pm »
You have a classic case of a carb that needs rebuilt more than likely .The diaphragm gets stiff and it will  expand enough for it to run but not be flexable enough to pump in enough fuel for a sustained speed run .

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Re: Vintage Craftsman top handle clean up
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2013, 06:49:29 pm »
Reply #22 said he was missing the gasket under the reed valve assembly.   He found the gasket and put it in and it ran great afterwards.
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