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western ice breaker problems

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by landscapein, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. landscapein

    landscapein Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    We have two icebreakers with the 11 hp honda electric start engines. Brand new last year, there were no problems.This season, we are having a hell of a time getting them started. All services and storage were done to manufacturers spec. All fuel has been untainted. Any one else having similair problems? any ideas?
  2. dubster23

    dubster23 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    When I looked at them they bragged they had a two year warranty so if that's the case take full advantage of it. It won't start, sounds like a good enough reason for warranty work.
  3. iowaegian

    iowaegian Junior Member
    from 1
    Messages: 26

    Do they run at all or just can't get them to fire. I pulled a real bonehead move last year and spent a half day trying to start one. New plug poured a little gas in the air cleaner, choked by hand, etc. no worky.... That evening a buddy came over, walked up to the motor.....TURNED THE FUEL SHUT OFF TO "ON"..... pulled the starter and lo and behold the thing fired right up. Needless to say I got my "sign" for that one. On a more serious note, the choke is temperamental on those. You might want to run up the throttle to medium high and choke it manually.
  4. Blizzard Plower

    Blizzard Plower Junior Member
    from Il
    Messages: 27

    Check to make sure batt is fully charged

    drain all fuel out, put new fuel in, including carb bowl

    Run a ground wire from spreader to truck.

    Check throttle and choke on carb, make sure they move freely, and lube with White Lithium greese spray on

    If starter is locked up, you have to remove flywheel to get starter off to free up......Also starter is not covered under warrenty at all.

    Put new spark plug in, and change oil.

    Clean and check all connections.

    I have several of them Honda and Tech, both brands we drained fuel in spring and had a hard time starting.