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    My girl friends mom gave me a craftsman edger. It looks like it is hardly used. She says its over 16 years old. I was hoping to get it running so i Don't have to buy a new one. I got it out today and started looking it over. I noticed a few things. 1. Its covered in Hay? not sure about that one but ok. 2. No air filter or air filter cover and the wheels are kinda messed up. I Can't find anything in terms of Air filter for the model. I have never seen anything like this before its like Cylindrical shape and screws into it maybe? I also noticed the spark plug is the craziest thing i have ever seen. It is a CJ14. I took it out and it looked good shape with a gap of .033. I don't know what it is supposed to be but ya. for the spark plug wire... it goes down the side and then there is a metal bracket above the spark plug. Any Ideas on that one? The Carburetor on here resembles more of one like an old car would have instead of a typical weedeater or mower. I was hoping any thing you guys have to offer would help. I also couldn't find a primer button for it either? am i just missing that?
    Model is 536.870452 I also have the starter taken off in the picture too.
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    you push the metal onto the top of the plug to shut the engine off .

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    • #3
      stick edger

      best hundred bux you'll ever spend. and by blades by the fives!
      KDVandCO
      kdvandco@hotmail.com

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        My girl friends mom gave me a craftsman edger. It looks like it is hardly used. She says its over 16 years old. I was hoping to get it running so i Don't have to buy a new one. I got it out today and started looking it over. I noticed a few things. 1. Its covered in Hay? not sure about that one but ok. 2. No air filter or air filter cover and the wheels are kinda messed up. I Can't find anything in terms of Air filter for the model. I have never seen anything like this before its like Cylindrical shape and screws into it maybe? I also noticed the spark plug is the craziest thing i have ever seen. It is a CJ14. I took it out and it looked good shape with a gap of .033. I don't know what it is supposed to be but ya. for the spark plug wire... it goes down the side and then there is a metal bracket above the spark plug. Any Ideas on that one? The Carburetor on here resembles more of one like an old car would have instead of a typical weedeater or mower. I was hoping any thing you guys have to offer would help. I also couldn't find a primer button for it either? am i just missing that?
        Model is 536.870452 I also have the starter taken off in the picture too.
        if it has not had an air filter or air filter cover for more then 10 years I would say your wasting your time working on it. You would have to strip the engine and rebuild it just to make sure it is clean.

        You will not find a primer bulb on it as it is too old. They did not put them on 3.5 hp Briggs engines. In fact you might even have a hard time getting a breakdown on that engine. Though it had to be a late model with a plastic tank.

        The Carburetor on that engine is not common but the kits are still available. We sell a few a year as that engine is common on grinders and shop tools for the Amish.
        I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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        • #5
          sounds like junk to me

          if it has not had an air filter or air filter cover for more then 10 years I would say your wasting your time working on it. You would have to strip the engine and rebuild it just to make sure it is clean.

          You will not find a primer bulb on it as it is too old. They did not put them on 3.5 hp Briggs engines. In fact you might even have a hard time getting a breakdown on that engine. Though it had to be a late model with a plastic tank.

          The Carburetor on that engine is not common but the kits are still available. We sell a few a year as that engine is common on grinders and shop tools for the Amish.
          Ill haul it off for you for free!
          KDVandCO
          kdvandco@hotmail.com

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          • #6
            so to start it you do what just pull the chord? It has a metal fuel tank. I Took the engine off the frame today. I am pretty sure we will have a snowday wed. and Thursday I HOPE SO any way i plan on breaking it down just to clean what ever needs to be clean. Is the engine a Briggs or is it a tecumseh engine?

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            • #7
              I think upon looking at it closer it is likely a Tecumseh engine. Most of those units I thought had Briggs engines on them. Since it has a metal tank make sure the tank is not rusted solid. If it is you will find the carburetor impossible to keep clean. I have attached the breakdown for that engine since you might be playing with it tomorrow.
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              I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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              • #8
                I think its a tecumseh as well due to the push and turn air filter looking like the eager 1 lawnmower .

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                • #9
                  According to the link below, some new parts are still available. I don't know if this helps or not, but there you go.
                  http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...&prst=&shdMod=

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                  • #10
                    is the eager1 mower have the same airfilter the edger has? i went to sears today and they had a crazy looking air filter. it looked like this. is this the one that the mower uses?

                    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDIQ8wIwAw#

                    Wandfsmall Thanks man! I looked for about an hour last night and couldn't find the engine breakdown i found the product breakdown but not the engine. Thanks!

                    spokanesrc thanks man. I saw that site last night but couldn't find it again today. Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      is the eager1 mower have the same airfilter the edger has? i went to sears today and they had a crazy looking air filter. it looked like this. is this the one that the mower uses?

                      http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDIQ8wIwAw#

                      Wandfsmall Thanks man! I looked for about an hour last night and couldn't find the engine breakdown i found the product breakdown but not the engine. Thanks!

                      spokanesrc thanks man. I saw that site last night but couldn't find it again today. Thanks!

                      Sears is pretty high on parts if you need anything let me know I can sell you oem parts cheaper then sears in most cases.
                      I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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                      • #12
                        Is it possible the air filters have been ripped about by mice to use in their nests? They seem to love air filters.
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                        • #13
                          the air filter is part #s 154a and 80a in the parts diagram wand sent you .The filter is paper ,and a plastic cage shaped like a salt shaker holds it on .Craftsman used them for years on their push mowers with the eagre 1 engine which was a tecumseh .

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                          • #14
                            I have no idea steve. There was so much stuff in their shed there is no telling.
                            Thanks wandfsmall that would help a lot!
                            Is the airfilter in the link the same thing i Can't tell in the diagram

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                            • #15
                              I have no idea steve. There was so much stuff in their shed there is no telling.
                              Thanks wandfsmall that would help a lot!
                              Is the airfilter in the link the same thing i Can't tell in the diagram
                              yes, I would recommend oregon part number 30-091 not a big fan of Arnold Chinese Quality just is not always good and at this time the oem for tec is hard to come by. Although they are producing engines again, or at least importing them from china. The price for that air filter in Oregon from me would be $5.29.
                              I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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