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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

Education/Credentials

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy working on small engines because they are smaller, lighter and generally eaiser to repair than automobiles because of their easy access to parts. They also require far less specialized tools and much less room than other types of repair. This means I can always repair or tinker with small engines where ever I live. It is an interesting hobby.

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Recent Answers from Eric A. Jones

2017-01-05 carb flooding:

The inlet needle is leaking due to:    1) Dirt/debris  2) Defective needle tip or seat  3) Defective float    Does you inlet needle have a rubber (viton) tip on it?    The cheapest, easiest fix is to install

2017-01-03 Gx25 Honda Engine (Engine will stop if I close Airfilter):

What weight oil are you using?    Is the oil level too full?    What is the engine compression?    A faulty reed valve will allow the crank case to fill during the up stroke then there will be too much

2017-01-03 Gx25 Honda 4s Engine (oil in airfilter):

What weight oil are you using?    Is the oil level too full?    What is the engine compression?    A faulty reed valve will allow the crank case to fill during the up stroke then there will be too much

2016-12-15 POWER MOWER:

Did you remove the front belt cover and see if the transmission is properly moving when you engage and disengage the drive?  Does the mower roll forward and backward easily like it did when it was new?

2016-12-14 POWER MOWER:

Please send the Craftsman model number so I can look up your mower.    The model number is on a sticker, about the size of a business card, usually on the rear of the mower frame.    The model number format

 

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