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Scotts 3 in 1 mower carburetor problem

Posted by jasonjeremiah (My Page) on
Fri, May 29, 09 at 15:34


I have a Scotts 3 in 1 mower model #21995X8A with a 6.5 hp B&S motor. I bought it used about a month ago and so far it had been working fine. Today I started it up and the motor just what not go at full speed. It seemed to be flooded. I kept waiting for it to get going but it eventually died. Looking at the primer bulb, it looked as if something similar to a thin balloon was around the bulb but had eroded away. When I place my finger over the tiny hole in the center of the bulb, the motor runs fine. When I remove my finger, the engine starts to sputter and die. Does anyone have any idea as to what my problem might be?

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RE: Scotts 3 in 1 mower carburetor problem

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Sat, May 30, 09 at 12:24

You have to replace the primer bulb. Use a 3/4" socket to seat the steel ring. The ring installs with the prongs facing you. About $5.00

RE: Scotts 3 in 1 mower carburetor problem

  • Posted by jmp (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 18, 10 at 21:25

Need some help in finding a parts place that sells carbs for my scotts model #22965X8A self propelled mower. can any one advise? Thanks.

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