Tip & How-To about Garden
If your lawn equipment will not start follow these trouble shooting tips first.
1. Check your fluids. A lot of equipment have low oil sensors in them. So if your oil is low the engine will not start.
2. Check that your equipment is firing. Use a spark plug tester. If no fire stop here and fix this issue. Check safety switches check fuses and possibly replace coil.
3. Check your fule make sure it's not old. Fule is designed to be used quickly so if your fule is over 30 days old replace it and use fule the dose not have ethanol. Ethanol fule is not designed for small engine use and will cause your carberator to gum up.
4. Check your fule system wether it's gravity feed or has a fule pump make sure it's flowing or pumping.
5. Lastly if it still will not start almost 90% of the time the issue is with the carberator. The carberator needs to be removed and cleaned with a carberator cleaner. A carberator kit may be required and will include the replacement gaskets that will be needed.
This is for general will not start issues like after winter you get the mower out for your first spring mowing and it will not start. Or if your equipment is left outside in the elements. If you follow these steps and your equipment still will not start you probably have a deeper issue I.E loss of compression bad heads or and internal breakage then you would want to take your equipment to a repair shop.
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