Why does my lawn mower have a hard time starting?
The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is most commonly caused by leaving old fuel in the lawn mower. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the fuel filter and make the engine hard to start.
Why is my small engine hard starting?
Is your Spark Plug faulty? Disconnected, dirty or fouled spark plugs are common causes for engines that won’t start. For small engines, spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or after 25 hours of use. You should also check to make sure the spark plug gap is set correctly.
Why is my ride on lawn mower turning over but not starting?
Q. Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting? The most likely reason is bad gas. Gas that sits for many months during the off-season will eventually break down, gumming up the fuel line and carburetor in the engine and preventing it from starting.
Why does it take 10 pulls to start my lawn mower?
Your lawn mower takes so many pulls to start because the fuel filter is filled with debris, the spark plugs aren’t working, the battery is damaged, or there’s not enough gas in the tank. A damaged engine can make the mower take more pulls to start because it won’t combust the oxygen and fuel.
Why is my riding mower not getting spark?
If no spark appears, check for broken wires, shorts, grounds or a defective stop switch. Once you have confirmed that the stop switch is working, reconnect the spark plug lead.
How do you start a choke on a riding lawn mower?
How to Start a Riding Lawn Mower?
- Sit firmly on the seat.
- Start the Engine.
- Press the Brakes.
- Engage the Parking Brake.
- Put the Gear to Neutral.
- Pull the Throttle onto Choke Position.
- Insert the Ignition Key.
- Turn the Key to the Right hand side/Clockwise.
Why is my pull cord hard?
Loose or missing blade. If a lawnmower blade is loose or missing, the rope will pull part way, then become very difficult. Most lawnmower engines count on the flyweight of the blade to carry the engine through its compression stroke. Do not run a mower without its blade.