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Posted: 4/19/2008 6:49:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 6:50:50 AM EST by 3hounds]
Well last weekend wife was mowing grass with the riding mower and ran out of gas.

I finished it with the push mower.

During the week I removed the battery, checked the water, greased the terminals and put it back in.

Today I got gas filled it up and it wont start.The starter motor spins but it's not engaging the flywheel.It does this by inertia, witht the little plastic gear that slides up and contacts the flywheel when the starter motor spins.

So I tear the starter motor off , tear it apart finding nothing wrong and put it back on.

Try to start it and it does the same thing, then I realize the starter is spinning backwards, which won't allow the plastic ger to slide up.

After 1hr. it hits me you STUID ASS YOU!!!!

Can ya figure out what I did wrong ?

Oh by the way I broke the FREGGIN terminal off the starter moter and now have to hold it on to start it.
What a shitty morning, I shold have went trout fishing.

I'm going out to clean up my tools and will check back to see what replies their are.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:51:55 AM EST
You put your battery in backwards.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:52:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 6:52:48 AM EST by fxntime]
+ means positive and - means negative. red=positive, black=negative.

Mixing them up=DOH!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:53:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 6:55:17 AM EST by CarbineDad]
black ground, red hot


ETA:

I make that 49 seconds
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:54:24 AM EST
I'm thinking you hooked the battery up backwards.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:55:00 AM EST

You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:56:03 AM EST
My parents use a lawnboy push mower.
The two-stroke kind that needs oil mixed in with the gas.

The recoil starter mechanism broke 15 years ago or so,
so when mom wants to mow the lawn she uses the hand drill
with hex-drive socket. The socket fits the nut on top of the
recoil mechanism on the mower. The drill is more than enough
to start the mower.

One day mom cut the grass, and complained that something was wrong.

It cut like crap, and the grass was clumping up under the mower deck.

Dad checked it out.

Nothing was obstructing the side chute.
The blade was still sharp.

Then he noticed the edge of the blade was grass stained,
but the opposite edge was bright and shiny.

Turns out, mom had hit the reverse switch on the drill.

And it turns out that two-stroke mowers can actually start and run backwards.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:57:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.


I laughed
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 6:58:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
My parents use a lawnboy push mower.
The two-stroke kind that needs oil mixed in with the gas.

The recoil starter mechanism broke 15 years ago or so,
so when mom wants to mow the lawn she uses the hand drill
with hex-drive socket. The socket fits the nut on top of the
recoil mechanism on the mower. The drill is more than enough
to start the mower.

One day mom cut the grass, and complained that something was wrong.

It cut like crap, and the grass was clumping up under the mower deck.

Dad checked it out.

Nothing was obstructing the side chute.
The blade was still sharp.

Then he noticed the edge of the blade was grass stained,
but the opposite edge was bright and shiny.

Turns out, mom had hit the reverse switch on the drill.

And it turns out that two-stroke mowers can actually start and run backwards.


I'm still running a 60s lawn boy made by the MARINE division. It's yellow which was their color before they went to green. Still runs fine tho I have to clean the expansion chamber every fall. You can pick it up with ONE finger.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:21:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
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Turns out, mom had hit the reverse switch on the drill.

And it turns out that two-stroke mowers can actually start and run backwards.
Wow, I didn't know that, but if you think about it, it would make perfect sense, if you know the operation of the 2-cycle gasoline engine.

BTW: In the US, the 2-cycle gasoline engine is no longer in vogue because of excessive exhaust emmissions, and also poor gas mileage(ie in motor cycle applications, the 2cycle engines waste a good part of the air/gas charge by expelling it out the exhaust port before it is completely burned), but they simple and therefore cheap to make.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:23:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By ShingleMonkey:

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.


I laughed


Me too, out loud.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:24:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.



[snort]
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:25:37 AM EST
You let a dumbass work on it?????



J/K

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:53:09 AM EST
Yes, I did let a dumbass work on it.

Yes, I did hook the battery up backwards.

Yes, you guys are damn good.

I still can't beleive I did that.

My wife says, OH you fixed it, you could fix anything.

I did'nt tell her I was the one who screwed it up in the first place.

Then she said what was wrong with it and I told her not to let it run out of gas again or it would do it again.

She said she was sorry.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 7:55:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.


Hovercraft?
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:02:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By 3hounds:
Yes, I did let a dumbass work on it.

Yes, I did hook the battery up backwards.

Yes, you guys are damn good.

I still can't beleive I did that.

My wife says, OH you fixed it, you could fix anything.

I did'nt tell her I was the one who screwed it up in the first place.

Then she said what was wrong with it and I told her not to let it run out of gas again or it would do it again.

She said she was sorry.


Way to make your wife feel bad about your screwup.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:08:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 8:21:31 AM EST by 3hounds]
Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
My parents use a lawnboy push mower.
The two-stroke kind that needs oil mixed in with the gas.

The recoil starter mechanism broke 15 years ago or so,
so when mom wants to mow the lawn she uses the hand drill
with hex-drive socket. The socket fits the nut on top of the
recoil mechanism on the mower. The drill is more than enough
to start the mower.

One day mom cut the grass, and complained that something was wrong.

It cut like crap, and the grass was clumping up under the mower deck.

Dad checked it out.

Nothing was obstructing the side chute.
The blade was still sharp.

Then he noticed the edge of the blade was grass stained,
but the opposite edge was bright and shiny.

Turns out, mom had hit the reverse switch on the drill.

And it turns out that two-stroke mowers can actually start and run backwards.
(quote)



I sharpend the blades on my neighbors rider last year, a two bladed deck.

He took the blades off and put them on.

He comes over about 2 hrs. later and says the 1 blade won't cut , could I sharpen it some more.

I looked at it and the sharpened end was still shiny.

I said you put this blade on upside down and as I, he felt like an ass.



I don't know whats been wrong with me lately.

I came home with groceries in my hand the other day and was clicking my jeep remote to try to unlock my front door to my house.

At first I was wondering why it would'nt make the unlock sound.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:11:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By ShingleMonkey:

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
You're lucky.


If it had started backwards, think how tall your grass would have ended up.


I laughed


Me too, out loud.


then that makes 3 of us.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:17:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wolfhound76:

Originally Posted By 3hounds:
Yes, I did let a dumbass work on it.

Yes, I did hook the battery up backwards.

Yes, you guys are damn good.

I still can't beleive I did that.

My wife says, OH you fixed it, you could fix anything.

I did'nt tell her I was the one who screwed it up in the first place.

Then she said what was wrong with it and I told her not to let it run out of gas again or it would do it again.

She said she was sorry.


Way to make your wife feel bad about your screwup.




Wolfhound76

I let my wife read this, she hit me and said (YOU SONOFABITCH)

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:22:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By 3hounds:

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

snip

I came home with groceries in my hand the other day and was clicking my jeep remote to try to unlock my front door to my house.

At first I was wondering why it would'nt make the unlock sound.





Thank God I'm not the only one. Except I did not wait to listen for the unlock sound. I tried to turn the handle and hit my head against the door.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:23:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By 3hounds:

Originally Posted By Wolfhound76:

Originally Posted By 3hounds:
Yes, I did let a dumbass work on it.

Yes, I did hook the battery up backwards.

Yes, you guys are damn good.

I still can't beleive I did that.

My wife says, OH you fixed it, you could fix anything.

I did'nt tell her I was the one who screwed it up in the first place.

Then she said what was wrong with it and I told her not to let it run out of gas again or it would do it again.

She said she was sorry.


Way to make your wife feel bad about your screwup.




Wolfhound76

I let my wife read this, she hit me and said (YOU SONOFABITCH)






Good for you. Always own up to your mistakes. She's not as mad as she would have been if she found out later.
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