Common Engine Problems in Spring

March 11, 2011



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Your lawn mower has been stored away the entire winter.

Spring is here.

You dig the lawn mower out of the dark corner of your garage and there is a problem – the machine won’t start! The grass needs to be cut, and you want to get moving.

What is the problem?

  • The fuel could be leaking from your carburetor.
  • There might be no fuel in the carburetor.
  • The engine only runs on choke.

What should you do?

Carburetor Tune Up Kit

Carburetor Tune Up Kit

The first thing to do is to clean your carburetor. There are carburetor tune up kits available that include everything you need: Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Pre Cleaner, Spark Plugs, Fuel Stabilizer, Seal, Wing Nut, etc.

Carburetor Rebuild Kit

Carburetor Rebuild Kit

If your machine still isn’t starting, you might need to rebuild your carburetor. Most carburetors have rebuild kits which include: float needle, seat-bowl gasket, sealing washer, etc. Carburetor rebuild kits are model specific. Find the model number on your engine, and you will easily find the exact parts for your machine.

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