Installing a Carburetor in a Lawn Mower

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Installing the carburetor of a lawn mower is an important part of maintenance, get expert tips and advice on lawn mower repair & maintenance in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Peter Gutwein

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Hi, my name is Peter Gutwein and we’ve been looking at doing some minor repairs to mowers and now that we’ve taken the carburetor off and we’ve cleaned it we’re going to go ahead and reinstall the carburetor right back on the mower here. The first thing you want to do is make sure you have this little rubber gasket. It fits over the tube if the carburetor melts on here, I know it’s hard to see but you just slip the rubber gasket right over the top there and then you can go ahead and get your carburetor out there pretty close and then you want to reinstall the linkage in the hole on the butterfly valve here, kind of just turn it up there and then you can kind of let it hang. You can get your bulbs here, put it to the carburetor and I just started by hand. The next step is going ahead and putting your fuel prime back on and then pushing the clamp back on there and then this one has a primer line, you can go ahead and just push the primer line right there and then you can just install, after you’ve done those two things you can install the air filter back in place. Kind of just want to brush it off there it’s kind of dirty and this one has a breather hose on it, you want to make sure you get that breather hose back on the tube right there as you kind of line it up. Then you can put the three bolts back on here. The next step after that, after you get that backing plate on would be to go ahead and get your air filter back on and just line up with the three tabs there and put it back on there and use your 5/16 nut driver. Just go ahead and get it tight. That will be installing a carburetor.