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    jake ohern Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 28, 2008, 03:04 PM
    Riding mower sputters & back fires when blades are engaged
    My 2002 Scotts 1642h lawn tractor stalls sputters chokes & backfires when blades are engaged but will operate at low speed or w choke on and resume running smothly when blades are disengaged. The carb has been cleaned thoroughly, new fuel filter and any suggestions ?
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    Oct 9, 2008, 05:13 AM

    Check all pulleys and belts, something may need to be lubricated
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    Oct 9, 2008, 10:22 AM

    Your carb may have been cleaned but that doesn't guarantee that it does have a speck of junk in it. I've rebuilt carbs and still had the problem. A $190 new OEM carb was my final solution.

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