Model #PB18542LT POULAN Lawn, Tractor

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Q:

18.5 Briggs& Straton. Fuel inters crankcase.

A:

Thank you for your question.

 

 

I am sorry you are having a problem with your  tractor model PB18542LT.  . I will be happy to assist you with the repair. If the oil level is over filled and smells like gas the problem is with the carburetor. The float, needle, and seat are not regulating the fuel level in the carburetor. When this happens, the gas will run into the cylinder and keep it from turning over. To cure the problem you will need to rebuild or replace the carburetor. If you rebuild the carburetor, be sure to back flush the fuel inlet. I have found a site that shows how to rebuild the carburetor. Click here to be taken to that site.

 

I also recommend replacing the fuel line from the filter to the carburetor. I have seen the inside of the hose break down and cause the problem you are having.

 

After you have the carburetor taken care of, remove the spark plug, and turn the engine over by hand. This will remove any fuel left in the cylinder. Once you have the fuel cleared out leave the spark plug out and change the oil. Then refill the engine and reinstall the spark plug. Now check the operation of the tractor.

 

Please click on this link if you need any parts for engine model 31P777. 

 

 

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to reply below if you need any further assistance.

 

 

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a  Sears technician.  Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Service.

 

 

Thank you for using Manage my life.

 

 

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
September 03, 2013
Q:

BELT ON RIDING MOWER

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I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your mower and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. Click here for the link. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
May 30, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I see this is a duplicate of question 347048 and has been answered.  Let us know if further help is needed.  Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
May 31, 2013
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Q:

HOW DO I A BELT ON A18.5 POULAN 42" CUT RIDING MOWER

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I completely understand your need for some type of instruction son how to properly replace the belt on your mower. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and complete model number of your product, so your expert will be able to provide you with the best possible answer. Just click on reply down below, where you can provide the additional information.

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Julio -
May 30, 2013
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Julio I HAVE A MOWER THE BELT IS REAL LOSE ON THE CUTTING BLADE BUT THE BELT ABOVE IT IS OFF AND I DON'T SEE IT IN THE BOOK HERE IT IS 18.5HP POULAN 42" CUT MODEL #PB18542LT SER#O12809D001430. ( THE MOWER WILL NOT MOVE WHEN I PUT IT IN GEAR. THE BELT THAT IS OFF IS A SMALL BELT

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TOMMY BAKER -
May 30, 2013
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Thank you for your question. The small belts on this tractor can be difficult to replace.  It is important to make sure the belt keepers are in place and the belt is routed correctly.  The belt replacement directions in the manual are fairly detailed.  I recommend checking them again to reinstall the belt.  The idler pulley may also be worn or damaged. Inspect before replacing belt.  This video may help with routing the belt correctly. If you would feel more comfortable having an experienced technician help, you can schedule a technician at Sears Home Services. If further assistance is needed, please reply.  Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
May 30, 2013
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