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Motor surging New Poulan Push 550 motor surging and mower is sucking gas. Manual says check engine manual which did not come with mower. Please help...Thank you, Sandee

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  • kevin846
    kevin846 May 11, 2010

    Can you supply engine make and model please? If a Briggs & Stratton there should be 3 numbers - a model, type and code. I just need the model and type...

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SOURCE: Poulan push mower won't start

Remove the spark plug and pour a teaspoon of gas into the spark plug hole then replace the spark plug and it will start.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My 550 series motor won't run except on the prime.

one of your fuel lines are bad and it is losing its prime

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Poulan 550 mower idle problme

Check air filter, replace if needed.
Check engine oil level and condition. Add/change as needed.
Check spark plug. Clean and re-gap if needed (.030 gap)
Drain the fuel and replace with fresh premium grade gasoline. If your local station has a notice on the pump regarding Ethanol content, drive to another station!

Most owner's manuals specify 89 octane or higher and most warranties become void if E85 fuel is used.

And finally, Oxygenated fuels are not your mower's best friend. :-)

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: push mower with 4 hp Briggs motot surges, small

If the spring has only become dislodged, and not broken, you just need to find out where it goes. Take a digital picture of the carburetor from the top (you may have to remove the plastic shroud). Take another from the side, and from wherever else you can get an angle. Take the camera and small mirror with you to a place that sells mowers. B&S doesn't change their engines & carbs very often. You just need to find any mower with a 4 hp B&S, or even a 4.5 to 6.5 will probably be similar enough.

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Poulan 550 Series push mower won't pull start

Poulan 550 series self propeeled mower. Mower starts and stops running after 10 seconds. Gas tank full. Filter cleaned.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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I have recently bought a poluan pro mower. It has been spitting oil in filter and blowing out white smoke from muffler.


sounds like it is overfilled with oil remove oil fill to level line for motor but white smoke means its getting to much gas or is this two cycle engine wich would mean you mixed oil and gas wrong and to make another batch

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Push ball gets sucked in after 3-4 minutes of running always restarts and runs


I assume you mean the primer bulb is imploding? I would check my gas cap by running it with the cap removed and see if it still happens. Sounds like you may have a plugged vent in the gas cap, causing a vacuum problem in the lines.

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I just purchased a poulan lawn mower at Kents. Have not used yet. Can you add unleaded gas to the poulan lawn mower/do you have to mix the gas?


You do not mix gas in a 4 cycle engine. You have to mix gas and oil for a 2 cycle engine, such as in a weed whacker, chainsaw, or leaf blower. I do not know of any 2 cycle Poulan mowers (or any other brands for that matter). Unleaded gas is all you can buy in the United States and all current mowers will run on it, although they really don't like that new ethanol additive. If your mower is new then it should have come with an owner's manual which will explain what to do, as well. Hope this answers your question.
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Cannot find drain to change oil.


Poulon 550 yellow 22" Briggs and Stratton. It looks like you have to drain it out the cap by tipping it. There IS no plug on mine - spent 40 minutes looking for one, and I know what both types of the plug look like. What a lousy design. This mower is a piece of junk. The valve froze a week after I got it. Never again. A headache.

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I have a poulan pro 550 Briggs and Stratton Lawn Mower. I need to find theOil Realease Button


tilt the mower down by the handle, and underneath on the bottom of the motor you will find a drain plug. it has a 3/8 square hole in it. This is the oil drain plug.

Sep 24, 2010 | Poulan "Poulan" Push Mower

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Poulan 550 Series push mower won't pull start


Hmmmm,,and the plot thickens. Without seeing the unit, i would have to think that when you pull the engine control cable bar, its not releasing the brake that sits against the flywheel. These cables do stretch. Pull the engine cover and you will see the brake against the flywheel. Pull the engine control handle and watch and see if brake is releasing. If its not, replace the cable.
That would be my bet. I hope this is of some help.

May 28, 2010 | Poulan Pro PR550N22SH 22Inch Briggs ...

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Poulan 550 mower idle problme


Check air filter, replace if needed.
Check engine oil level and condition. Add/change as needed.
Check spark plug. Clean and re-gap if needed (.030 gap)
Drain the fuel and replace with fresh premium grade gasoline. If your local station has a notice on the pump regarding Ethanol content, drive to another station!

Most owner's manuals specify 89 octane or higher and most warranties become void if E85 fuel is used.

And finally, Oxygenated fuels are not your mower's best friend. :-)

Hope this helps.

Oct 04, 2009 | Poulan Pro " Pro" Self Propelled Mower

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Engine started smoking real bad, it still starts


Could be just a head gasket, also could be rings. Could also be oil in the gas or bad gas overall. Empty out the gas, change the oil, and try again. If it does the same thing take it to service shop.

Sep 29, 2009 | Poulan Pro " Pro" Self Propelled Mower

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Describe your Poulan "" Push


Please change your are filter,or clean it, I hope this helps you and thank you

Sep 10, 2009 | Poulan "" Push Mower

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Mower surging silver serieslawn boy 6.5 h.p. tecumseh motor model lev 120 spec 362006a. I cleaned out carb bought a rebuild kit replaced o rings in center jet and another under float also little metal...


let it surge, it will usually get better as it warms up. These 6.5 Hp engines are fine except they have an cheap badly designed carburator. Nothing can be done about this problem. They all surge eventually.

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