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Old 05-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hi, and thanks in advance for any help, I need it!!!

I have a Huskee lawn tractor that has ran flawless for years and years. Just today I had to jump start it with my car. It started and ran fine. I left it running and filled it with gas, while it was running. I then put it on high throttle and and put it in gear and it began blowing smoke out of the front end and its hard to tell where its coming from. It then quit on high throttle, while blowing smoke. I started it up and drove it around the yard at low throttle and it ran fine,it just kept blowing smoke out of the muffler. Then on high throttle, it quit. I checked the oil level and its fine. The majority of the issues seem to be with the muffler area..... Anyone have any ideas??? I'm really in a jam here.



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Old 05-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I just went and bought a new plug..... ran great around the yard and then began blowing smoke again..... and quit... WTH???



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Old 05-09-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Most oft the smoke seems to be coming from underneath, where the muffler dumps into the front portion of the front end......

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! Can you post the model # of the tractor,and what engine type/model? It will help greatly.

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Sure.... Model number of tractor is '13BM660F131'. Model of the engine is '21000'

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Engine is a Briggs and Stratton.... Sorry

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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I really need some help on this issue...... Can't figure it out..... a new plug, ran great, very little smoke..... drove it around the yard for a minute, turned and it smoked like no tomorrow and quit..... Busted ring? Other engine problem? Expensive fix?

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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"Model of the engine is '21000' "
The first 2 digits might be 21 but not ALL the remaining digits are 0's.
Use this link to see how to properly identify the engine-

http://www.outdoordistributors.com/Briggs_And_Stratton/briggsmodelid.html

That said, if it's an OHV engine, I'd suspect a head gasket is on its way out.

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Huskee has 6 different engines for that model tractor. 3 are twins,and 3 are singles. One is a flat-head,and all the others are Over-head-valve engines.
I would tend to agree with Bill,if it's an OHV,it's most likely a head gasket.

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Well, I changed the plug and it fired right back up, smoke and all..... The next day I went to check the compression and I took the plug out and gas poured out...... I checked the compression 115-120lbs of compression. Come to find out there was a breather style tube that connects to the intake of the carburater, well that was plugged and I unplugged it, put everything back together and it seems to run fine, that is after putting in all new oil. It does still smoke a little and its just a little and it be burning it off the inside of the muffler.... I'll mow with it next week and check the oil and see how it acts....

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Good thing you changed the oil- otherwise the motor wouldve self destructed ( gas would thin the oil, gall the berings and throw the rod thru the block) - typically since that happened, youll want to clean and or rebuild the carb- gas shouldnt overflow the carb, the float was still open allowing gas to flow. Another good idea is to get a shutoff valve, to prevent that from happening.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #12
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I'm thinking next year I'm buying me a new one...... We'll see..... This has been a great mower. I still am changing the oil after this weeks lawn mow.....

Thanks for everyone's support!

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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IF you don't fix the leaking needle & seat in the carb, you may be buying a new one this year.

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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Well, I thought I had this issue fixed.... it ran great for about 4 mows....and its back to the smoking and not running.... I took the elbow off the carb again and the little hole was plugged again, that I think allows gas to get into the carb. Well, I started it.... let it run for 1/2 hour and it ran fine..... I gave it full throttle and the smoke started and quit. I think its fouling the plug out..... jesus, anyone got any ideas? Model number of the B&S is 283H070197E1. I guess a new motor is $700.00...

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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Wow! The engine grew from 21ci to 28ci!

Check the oil for the presence of gasoline to see if the carb needle & seat is leaking through and diluting the oil.

Download the IPL from the Briggs website so you can use the correct terminology when referring to a part.
I have absolutely no clue by what you mean when you took the "elbow" off the carb.

If gas isn't in the oil, then I still suspect you have a head gasket problem.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #16
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Sorry, I was all wrong with the CC up front..... and gas is in the oil.... in fact its mostly gas now....

For the elbow, this is the plastic part that runs from the the air cleaner to the carb and there is a small (maybe the size of a dime) that runs into this 'elbow'. As for compression, I have good compression 115-120lbs.

You make mention of the carb needle and seat..... Could this be the issue? Would be an east fix for a novice mechanic?

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #17
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Of course it's THE ISSUE.
Repair is pretty simple.
The needle is part# 105 in the IPL.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #18
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Got it..... I'll call Tractor Supply tomorrow and order it.... I hope this is the issue..... come to think about it, maybe this has been the issue all along?? A simple carb needle could cause this horrible issue?

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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Most likely you just have to clean out the piece of crud that's preventing it from sealing.
No parts required.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #20
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Bill, I can't thank you enough for the help. I think I am going to call to see about a carb rebuild kit. My father in-law is going to come over and help me with the rebuild. Do you have a link for the B&S IPL? I can't seem to find it for my engine.....

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