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Cannot get the mower to start, we cleaned the carb and replaced the spark plug. Tried starting with starter fluid but did not fire. When you try to start the mower the engine cycles 1 time then it takes a minute before you can get it to do it again. There is a tight spot when you spin the motor and thats where it normally stops. Also battery is new.
What motor do you have. Briggs & Stratton motors are notorious for the valves getting out of adjustment. When this happens they frequently develop a tight spot that is very hard for the small batteries and starters to push past. This often results in this sort of condition. Sometimes you can help it by jumping it off another battery to boost the cranking power, however it's best to get the valves into proper adjustment. If you have good connections and have ensure that your starter is getting enough power, make sure you have spark by pulling your plug (the motor should crank well even if valves are out for a spark test, it shouldn't hurt anything doing it). If you have spark and all else is well, check the valves. If they are right, you may need to re-clean the carb if you still can't get it to fire, focus on making sure the idle jet is clean. Also make sure it hasn't fallen out. These jets are tiny and can EASILY fall out of the carb and disappear unnoticed when you remove the fuel bowl to clean it. (speaking from painful, embarrassing experience)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It may be a problem with the camshaft-compression release. Some of the Briggs & Stratton models had a weak spring on the compression release whis is parts of the camshaft. you may also want tocheck that all wires are clean and tight. Also if it's a over head valve model check the valve clearance.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Your most likely talking new starter,never jump start a lawnmower with car,to much amps.fries your starter resulting in like low battery condition,If interested can give you a place you can get a resonable price ,Most places will shock you over 120 dollers.
Posted on May 12, 2009
Logic would dictate that the starter motor is burning out, drawing far too much current, and that the current overheated the solenoid and toasted it. Now the starter is almost a short circuit and while it spins it has no power. A spendy part to be sure. Perhaps you can find a used one from your friendly neighborhood repair guy.
A compression release is found on old diesel's, but not on gas engines.
Starters can fail from cranking on them for extended periods. They are designed to handle short periods of use, maybe 20 seconds on followed by several minutes (like 15) off. If you have had starting problems and kept cranking to get it going that would explain the fried starter.
Posted on May 14, 2009
That throttle cable issue sounds like it may be the culprit. the cable housing (the outer casing for the wire throttle cable) may not be anchored correctly. Which may be allowing you to move the throttle without any change at the butterfly control on the carb. make sure the cable housing is anchored at both ends.. by the throttle control and at the carb area.. That may be your problem... hope it is that simple...
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
Spray starting fluid into the air box if it starts and dies out there is a fuel delivery problem if the mower has a petcock fuel shut of valve disconnect the fuel line after the petcock and hold a container under the hose turn on the valve to ensure gas flow to carb if there is no petcock valve I would still check the line to carb make sure gas flows through the hose to carb.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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