Question about Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
I HAVE CHANGED THE SPARK PLUG,AIR FILTER OIL,GAS tHE CABLE THAT GOES TO THE LEVER THAT YOU PULL WHEN STARTING THE MOWER SEEMS TO BE WORKING.BUT MOWER WON'T START. iF I MESS WITH THE LEVER IT WILL START BUT QUITS RIGHT AWAY
Sounds like you need to drop the bowl on your carburetor and clean the Jet.
Take the 1/2" bolt out of the bottom of the Carburetor Bowl. Look at it. It has two holes close to the Bolt Head. 1 small hole down the center of this hollow bolt and possibly a real tiny hole at the end of the bolt where the Threads stop. Make sure they are cleaned out and not clogged. screw it back in and see if that solves teh problem. Use a spray can of Carburetor cleaner and a small wire to clean the Jet holes
Posted on Jul 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on May 14, 2011
Tip the mower up on it's side with the dipstick tube on the down side and collect it in a suitable container. The gas you can do the same. When I drain old fuel, I mix it with a lot of fresh fuel and a bottle of dry gas then run it in my car.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
SOURCE: have Bolens series 080 22
When you take off the carburetor initially, you should change the gasket if it tears or just old looking, your problem is in the carburetor, probably. Take it apart remembering where the parts go. There are some diaphragms or gaskets and screens on some, tiny jets and such that are inside the little "bulb" or bowl, that can usually be taken off with a 10mm wrench. They also have little fiber gaskets and a bowl gasket or o-ring that must be in great condition with no trash. Clean off with starter fluid or carburetor cleaner.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
SOURCE: HI there, I got
There could well be a build up of sediment and debris in the main jet to the carburetor. It is easy to get to and clean. It is the brass bolt that holds the lower float bowl onto the main body of the carburetor. To clean it, drain your gas. Remove the bolt and external washer UNDER the carburetor bowl. Clean out the bowl of any sediment and/or water. To clean the brass bolt, use no metal objects. Carb/Choke aerosol spray cleaner will do the job. Pay close attention to the hole in the bottom of the bolt and the very small holes about 2/3 of the way up the bolt. Clean till shiny with holes cleared and reinstall. Your fuel flow problem and shut off condition may be solved.
Posted on Jun 05, 2011
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Make sure the blade and shaft can easily be moved by hand. First, remove the spark plug wire from the plug. Reach under the mower and see if the blade will turn or if something is stuck between the blade and the mower. Also remember that you have to hold the safety bar when you are starting the mower or the engine won't turn. It is possible that the cable from the safety bar to the engine brake has come loose. Follow the cable from the safety bar to the engine and make sure it is working.Also check whether the line from the gas tank to the engine is crimped?
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