Ideas for non-start lawn mower?
Was running last week. I lifted it to the side to replace a wheel and as a consequence oil leaked out a bad filler tube seal. I replaced the oil. Machine never started with the bulb but about four pulls after a shot a carb cleaner into the carb.
Now nothing. The air cleaner was filthy but cleaning it or leaving if off makes no difference. Plug looks okay and shot a CC directly into cylinder, still no response. Plenty of fresh gas.
Any other ideas I can try beofre I invest ina spark tester?
Rechecked the oil and added more. Still nothing. Took air filter off + CC in carb, started right up. Apparently cleaning the filter no good. uns with dirty filter but not start.
- robnrobn2000Lv 66 months ago
Its your carb. Take it apart and clean it and put it back together, should be fine. Its actually the needle that need to be cleaned
- M JohnsonLv 66 months ago
Remove the air cleaner housing and filter. Try to start it. If no, spray Ether, aka starting fluid, into the carbeurator directly with choke open (open butterfly valve with a tool if needed). Should start. If so, replace air cleaner.
- yLv 76 months ago
Carb cleaner kills the combustion, it doesn't add to it. If you want to shoot something into an engine, the plugs or carb to help it start, use starting fluid. Now you have run the oil that leaked in through as well as the carb cleaner before it will start.
- STEVEN FLv 76 months ago
oil leaked out a bad filler tube seal
There IS NO seal on the filler tube to be bad.
Any other ideas I can try beofre I invest ina spark tester
WHAT investment? A spark tester is a METAL CLIP that grounds the plug outside of the cylinder so you can LOOK for a spark.
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- EdwenaLv 76 months ago
Shoot some sea foam in the carb and see if that will clean it up.
- 6 months ago
Could be it flooded. Instead of choking it, unchoke it and let the throttle out wide open. Then crank it to air it out.