Small Engine Fuel Tips

Lawn Mower Not Starting

It's such a plain when your lawn mower will not start. So many things could cause it. Many of our clients don't even know that your gas could be old, or have ethanol. That will cause this issue.  Here are some things you can check to see if you can troubleshoot your issue. If you can't get it to work, call Chris he can help!

Mower Plug

Spark Plug

This is a pretty inexpensive fix, feel free to look at the spark plug for signs of wear or damage. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode is burned away or damaged, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark plug. If you don't know how to figure if it's defective, use a spark plug tester. It should have a strong spark between the tester’s terminals when the engine is cranking. If there is no spark, this indicates that the spark plug is defective and should be replaced.

Clogged Carburetor

We are huge fans of maintenance, all of your equipment you should remove the fuel at the end of season, and add fresh fuel. Failing to do so will cause a clogged carb.

A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.

Clogged Carburetor

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