Test A Victa Ignition Module

Tools/Parts Required Multi-MeterUniversal Ignition Module (If Replacement Needed)  Step 1. Set the multi-meter to the 20 kohms setting. Place the red and black probes at opposite ends of the ignition module. Step 2 A reading of 4.54 kOhms indicates an as new ignition module. As the reading increases your spark’s power may decrease as an estimate […]

Briggs and Stratton Ignition Coil Testing

Tools/Parts Required Multi-Meter Step 1. Set the multi-meter to the 20 k ohms setting. A working ignition coil will give a reading of between 2.5 – 5 k ohms. Step 2 Set the positive lead of the multi-meter in position where the spark plug would usually insert – ensure it has made good contact. Place the […]

Briggs Vertical Pullstart In Depth Repair

Tools/Parts Required Flat Head ScrewdriverSocket Wrench – 7/16 SocketNeedle Nose PliersStarter Handle & Cord Step 1. Remove the plastic cover on the pull start, do this with caution as the spring underneath is wound tightly. Undo the bolt holding the spring in place, again being cautious of the spring. Carefully remove the starter, being careful not […]

Victa Decompressor Repair Kit Installation

Tools/Parts Required Needle Nose PliersDecompressor Kit Step 1. Start by removing the clips holding the decompressor together(Some decompressors cannot be opened these must be replaced rather then serviced). Be careful not to lose any of the parts that will come loose. Give all the parts a good clean before reassembly (if using a kit of new […]

Spark Plug Cleaning/Inspection

Tools/Parts Required Wire BrushSpark Plug Spanner Step 1. Once you have determined whether it is worth cleaning your spark plug over replacing it, Secure the plug in a vice and go over it with a wire brush – don’t be too brutal as you may risk damaging the spark plug. Step 2 To remove any dirt from […]

Victa Decompressor Troubleshooting

Tools/Parts Required 3/4 SpannerNew Decompressor Step 1. Check around the decompressor for oil/fuel as this can suggest problems. Step 2 Next test the decompressor sucking on the nozzle and checking if the valve moves. you can also blow on the nozzle and no air should come out of the decompressor.

Victa Disassembly Guide Part III – Chassis

Tools/Parts Required PliersSocket Wrench – 11mm SocketAdjustable SpannerFlat Head Screwdriver Step 1. Remove the back wheels by first removing the plastic cover then the e-clip which holds them in place, they may now slide off the shaft. the front wheels may be removed by the same method, however if you would like to completely remove the […]

Repair Stripped/Damage Thread

Tools/Parts Required Helicoil KitTap & Die KitDrill Step 1. Start by drilling out the thread with the correctly chosen drill bit, then using your tap cut in the new thread as shown in the video being careful to wind the tap backwards half a turn for every full turn forwards. maintain a horizontal angle to avoid a […]

Oil in Carburetor/Wrong Petrol In Mower

Tools/Parts Required Carburetor CleanerOil pumpFlat Head Screwdriver Step 1. Use the oil pump to drain as much oil from the carburetor as possible or to empty the fuel tank in the case of incorrect fuel. Step 2 Press the primer 10 times or tip some petrol in the carburetor then pull the starter 5-10 times to […]

Tecumseh Carburetor Clean

Tools/Parts Required Multi-gripsCarburetor CleanerFlat Head ScrewdriverAdjustable Wrench13mm Socke Step 1. Remove the carburetor from the mower and give the exterior a good clean, Next remove the jet at the bottom and carefully inspect the jet for blockages. Then remove the bowl and begin inspecting the inner parts as shown in the video. Step 2 Spray all […]

Victa Wheel Bearing Replacement/Upgrade

Tools/Parts Required Flat Head ScrewdriverHammerBearings Step 1. Remove the wheel cover with a flat head screw driver, also remove the e-clip with the flat head screw driver – be careful not to lose it as you may need it later. Step 2 The wheel should now be able to be pulled off the shaft, also remove […]

Victa Loose Blade Carrier Fix

Tools/Parts Required LubricantWooden Wedge8mm & 24mm Socket Step 1. Use you wooden wedge to secure and stop the flywheel moving while you undo the blade Nut. Be mindful not to apply to much force as there is a risk of damage to the flywheel. Step 2 Once the nut is removed replace the washer and make […]