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Lawn mower wont start

Hi i have a tv540sp lawnmower and am looking for an instruction manual

I recently got this and think that there are some springs missing from choke which may be stopping it from starting

There is a spark and petrol in the tank and it primed ok.

I need to know the start sequence and also any trobleshooting measures please

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  • geoffJ Aug 13, 2009


    thanks for the reply.

    After a couple of hours of checking things out I eventually found the problem.

    Stale Petrol - this mower had stood for some time and the petrol had gone off one I emptied the tank and fed new fuel in off it went as has continued.

    For you problem remove spark plug and touch it to the cylinder head and pull cord and see if a spark if not then possibly the magneto



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I have the same mower and I have the choke assembly complete, I will take a picture for you if you want to show you what should be there? Mine wont start at the moment wondering wether its the magneto


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  • saw81 Aug 13, 2009

    Thanks for your reply to, like yourself I (funnily enough) did what you said before reading your comment and found out that the engine brake cable is so loose that its not pulling the engine brake lever on the engine enough to enable the magneto to work, hence no spark. So trying to find a replacement engine brake cable with no avail.



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