Published at Sunday, December 09th 2018. by Georgeta Lupei in How To.
Summer where the air gets warmer & the grass grows – time to break the lawn mower. As lawn mower and other garden equipment shall definitely not be used regularly, the time spent for sitting in your storage may lead several problems while you are running them.
When the first time you take the mower out, you might encounter some situations. If the luckiness is yours, the machine will start immediately the first you pull the cord. Unfortunately, after sitting around for months, it is highly possible that the lawn mower might not run well, or even won't start at all. Before you stop, below are some things you are able to do for troubleshooting the problem.
1. What makes the engine trouble
If lawn mower starts but it doesn't run smoothly or even does not start, the problem may be the fuel system or air intake related. The problem can be the long staying fuel inside the tank, debris or debris attached in its carburetor or an obstructed fuel-tank vent. Other causes can be a fouled spark-plug or a clogged or dirty filter of the fuel which restricts the fuel amount getting into carburetor.
2. Change the gasoline
If this is the your first time try to start the engine after the last fall, fresh fuel might be in order. Gasoline may be going bad in at least 30 days, especially the time the ethanol is mixed fuel as found in many areas. Ethanol will attract moisture & over time, the moisture will result in diluting the gas.
In case of old fuel, it should be dumped into a container for proper disposal and fresh fuel should be added. Fuel additives are readily available wherever auto parts are sold and may be helpful in not only starting your engine, but also in cleaning out any gum or varnish deposits in your carburetor while the engine is running.
After adding new fuel, check the gas cap. In a lot of small engines, the gas cap also has a vent that serves as the fuel tank ventilation. In order to work properly and supply a sufficient amount of fuel to the carburetor, the vent must be open and free of any debris.
3. Check the air filter
The job of the air filter is to remove dirt and debris from the air before it enters the engine. The filter might become clogged and not allow a sufficient amount of air into the engine for it to run smoothly. If the filter is dirty, it should be replaced.
4. Examine the spark plug
The fouled or dirty spark plug may result in the machine will not start. The lawn mower might also work loose by itself, resulting in issues. In case of the spark plug is seated correctly yet the mower does not start, there might be something in order. For some dollars, this simple fix may get the small engine will work again. Make it sure you use the appropriate replacement of the spark plug designed for it.
5. Check out the oil
Examine the amount, color as-well as oil consistency. If the oil looks dark black, change it. If the level of oil is low, add the appropriate oil, identified based on the owner’s manual, to the engine – still be careful for not not overfilling it!
I still have the same issues – what could I do to overcome this?
In case of you have the same problems, you'd better have had a small-engine repair at the right shop. A mechanic will check it as along with their expertise, they will get to the core problem in no time.
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