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My petrol lwan mower won't start! I have checked the spark plug and cleaned it, checked the air filter and have also cleaned it they are fine. I have also taken the carburettor to bits and have cleaned it and still no joy. It has a full tank of petrol and the oil is fresh also. I checked the air line and the petrol pipe and these are all ok. When i sprayed quick start into the air filter my lawn mower started up straight away. Then cut out once it had used it up. my throttle plate had also snapped which i fixed and my clutch cable had also come loose which i have tightened and is now fine. The lawn mower is only 3 years old and has not been used for 2 years as my neighbour just went out and brought a new one. so i am trying to get this one started as my electric one has just died on me. I have also been having a go at setting the carb today buy adjusting the air pin but still no joy. It is firing though but just wont start!!! can anyone else suggest anything that might be wrong. Also do these have chokes as i can not find one for it. MY LAWN MOWER IS A POWER DEVIL 3.5HP

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When you sprayed the quick start into the thing and it started and ran out, I think the answer sits here you also said you pulled the carb apart to bits it is apparent to me you did not do a thorough job!! Just the fact that you stated that it has not been started for two years tells me that you are having petrol movement problems. For one thing to get started check all the little orifices associated with petrol movement this is surely where you will find your answer to get the machine running, I know this for a fact. You will receive joy just as soon as all your do diligence is finished. If you cannot find the choke on your machine you surely cannot buy one for it. Maybe this repair stuff is just not your thing, maybe as your neighbor before you, you should maybe go shopping and then you will achieve the full amount of joy you are in such desperate need for. Going from electric power to petrol power is a total different world.
I think that now my answer to your question is almost as long as your question, so I will be stopping because my fingers are tired of all this typing, GO BLACK HAWKS! Good luck PAL

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

Testimonial: "I got it fixed in the end the jet pin inside the carburettor was blocked as soon as i cleaned this and put the carburettor back on it started up. It did need the timing sorting out on it though but was simple enough."

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You may need to do a complete cleaning and possibly have to rebuild your carburetor, rebuild kits should be readily available at any mower shop. Remove the carburetor and spray carburetor cleaner through the small orifiices inside to make sure they are all clean.Remove the metering jet needle and make sure it is not gummed up.....If this mower sat idle for two years, this is more than likely the problem. sounds like the engine is not getting enough fuel to start and run. also remove the muffler and check to see that the exhaust passages are not full of carbon and rubbish. Try to start without the muffler and see if it will start and run. if it does, you will know the muffler needs cleaning. hope this helps... ;-D

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

Testimonial: "That was the problem the jets were very blocked!"

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