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So the 216 was giving me some issues today. Acted like it was running out of gas and would stall, but I had over 1/4 tank. First I noticed the condenser wire was not connected. But it still didn't want to run well. Then I noticed a harness connector below the coil that looked lose. When I grabbed it it came disconnected. fixed than and it ran like a champ, but I only ran it into the shed, so not sure the issues are fixed or not. I did take the time to pull the muffler off since the inlet flange was cracked all the way around. Went to put it back on and noticed the bracket on the back that was broken off, so I welded that back on. Was nice not having that rattle from the loose muffler.
 

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That could have been if not it check the fuel pump it may be dirty that fuel is hard on them .
Open it up and see if there is dirt or corrosion in it. Be careful you cannot get the diaphragms anymore and have to buy a whole new fuel pump.
So is the 216 coming along on Saturday?
 

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Mine kept shutting off as it was out of fuel and I had fuel in the filter but not the bowl.( filter in line under tractor)
I've looked into the fuel pump Don.
The 210's newest issue is it keeps throwing the drive belt.
So tired of working on it right now it's sitting in the garage. Gonna have to get new drive bets for it. Adjusting them did not help.
 

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You give up easy for a service man!! LOL

I'll swap the 210 I have if yours is frustrating you this one would just leave you shaking your head. I'm sure you'll figure it out soon.
 

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Ok any ideas.... 2 month old battery. Battery charged up and charger still hooked up, but not enough juice to crank the engine fast enough to start....
It's like there's extra pull from somewhere.
 

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Ok any ideas.... 2 month old battery. Battery charged up and charger still hooked up, but not enough juice to crank the engine fast enough to start....
It's like there's extra pull from somewhere.
Check your battery cable connections. Especially the grounds. The engine is isolated with rubber mounts in its cradle and has a grounding strap to provide proper ground. Years of dirty use and corrosion will create high resistance and cause slow cranking. Also check the terminal ends and the connection to the chassis. A simple way to diagnose this problem is to connect a booster cable to the negative battery terminal on one end and the other to a clean ground point near the starter preferably, or to any good clean point on the engine. If bad grounds are in fact the problem , you will be amazed at how fast the engine turns over with this test. Don't neglect the positive terminals either, especially at the solenoid. If you find all connections up to par, and no improvement, have the starter freshened up. HTH. J.
 
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