Question by  mynewbaby (20)

What would you do if you had problems with starting your lawn mower?

My mower is hard to start.


Answer by  poolguy (61)

First, check to make sure you have gas in the tank. Then check the spark plug for carbon build up. If the plug looks clean, check the air filter.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

If its a push mower check the choke and carborator, see if they need cleaning. On a riding mower might want to check the oil and spark plugs.


Answer by  jake341 (48)

Most common problems are a fouled spark plug. Check the plug, make sure the wire is firmly attached. If spark is good, the next problem area is the carburator. If the gas is stale, or old, most newer mowers wont start or run well. try some carb cleaner in the intake along with fresh gas in the tank.


Answer by  Adakar (17)

First check to make sure there is fresh gas. Old gas (more than 30 days) can cause starting problems. Check the spark plug. Is it secure/worn? Replace if necessary.


Answer by  DavidS (1517)

First check to see if you have gas in it. Next think about how old the gas is in the mower. If it is left over from last year then drain it out and put fresh in it. Clean the bowl and needle valve.


Answer by  Jon65 (787)

If your mower is hard to start, check whether the mower has the appropriate level of gasoline. Then I would check whether the spark plug is attached or firing properly. Check oil levels as well. If that fails, check your user manual to see if you're not utilizing the clutch/choke properly.


Answer by  cgrid76hotmailcom (545)

I always prime the float bowels on the carb ,So i know it has plenty of fuel on start-up .


Answer by  alishak (53)

This can often be due to gas left in it from previous mowing and it going stale. Please clean out the gas tank and try it with some fresh gas.


Answer by  Sky75 (216)

If mower is hard to start the first thing to do is check the fuel filter to see if it has trash in it. Replace filter if has trash and drain tank.

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