Published at Wednesday, August 28th 2019. by Irini Dumitru in Lawn Care.
Ever experienced that your lawnmower couldn't start? It is totally frustrating when you find such a situation.
There are many things that might cause your lawnmower to have such a problem like this. Yet, you should not be in a hurry to bring it to the repair shop that might cost you high.
Here are 5 possible problems you might experience with your lawnmower.
1. The air filter is clogged
You are possibly finding that the air filter may be clogged. Air for the engine is needed by the carburetor to run as properly as possible. So, when the air filter is dirty, it is more likely that only a few or no air at all enter the carburetor.
On the other side, it is possible that the air filter of your mower become torn as debris, grass clippings, for example, to enter into the engine or carburetor and prevent the mower from starting up. To overcome this, the simplest of ways is cleaning the air filter which makes the air pass through easily or simply buy a new filter.
2. The spark plug is dirty or faulty
Another reason why your gas lawnmower may not be starting up is that the spark plug is faulty or dirty. This may be down to the spark plug becoming unplugged when doing the maintenance on the machine. Like the clogger air filter, the best solution of this is to clean the spark plug or buy a new one.
3. Starter solenoid gets faulty
The faulty starter selenoid might be another reason why your mower cannot start. You should check if this is the issue of why the mower isn't starting up. Just turn the key in the ignition of the mower and if you can listen an uncommon clicking sound, meaning that there might be something wrong with the solenoid.
How to solve the problem? Simply install a totally new solenoid rather than fixing the old one.
4. The fuel does not get to the engine
The fact that the fuel cannot actually get into the lawnmower's engine is another problem why your mower cannot be started up. Like the situation where the air or fuel filter is clogged, there is likely something wrong with the carburetor. To solve the problem you simply tap the carburetor to let the fuel flow int the engine.
5. Old fuel inside the mower
Old fuel that exists inside the mower is one of the most common reasons why most mowers will not start immediately. Many of us forget that fuel is only ideal for about 30 days in its shelf life.
If the fuel left inside the mower for 30 days or more, it will cause corrosion inside the mower machine as well as clog the carburetor. To overcome this issue, never forget to replace the fuel every 30 days. You can also add some fuel cleaner to your engine.
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