Question about Garden

2 Answers

I just bought a new Troy Bilt TB110 lawn mower. When I go to start it, the started cord only pulls out about a foot and then won't pull any farther. Am I retarded, or is it broken?

Posted by Anonymous on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The exact same thing happened to me. I was about to bring it back to the store, but was able to figure it out. The black frame that holds the bag has two bolts that screw in at the bottom. Look for the black nobs. Unscrew both, pull the frame out 8 inches until it lines up with the new hole and insert screws and tighten. Cord will then pull normally. I have no idea why they do this and it's not in the manual, but there was a confusing sign on the engine that illustrates this procedure. Annoying, but an easy fix.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

  • garrett bennett
    garrett bennett Apr 25, 2015

    OMG! Thank you! Same situation - I bought it and took it out of the box and assembled everything and couldn't get it to start. I figured something had to be locking it or preventing the pull chord from working so I was questioing the handle etc. About to lose my mind reading over the directions -- They need to have some kind of IMPORTANT! Please Read this before attempting to start. It is an easy fix & I tried a hundred google searches until I stumbled onto your post! Thank you!

  • Luke Thompson Mar 18, 2017

    Dude thanks! Same situation and what you suggested worked! Thank you!

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

This sounds like there is a locking effect from liquid gas in the cylinder which partially vapourizes, holding the piston down so the force on the rope would be super human to make it complete the stroke. Let it cool and pull the spark plug out with the spark plug wrench, flush with an empty dish soap squirt bottle and a tiny bit of gas (may be some shipping grease in there), then tip the motor to get the piston drained right out, crank the starter and it should spit the flooded gas out the plug hole. Dry everything with a cloth and let it evaporate away for 15 minutes. Now the chord should feel "longer". Now assemble and start it with less "choking". For whatever reason this use to happen a lot with the old Briggs & Stratton five horse lawnmowers too. Caution! If you really want to be retarded, keep pulling and the rubber handle will be snapped right out of your hand as you force a back-fire (Diesel type compression detonation). I did this once and never again, your fingers get almost dislocated and of course the recoil starter breaks as it is not supposed to fire backwards.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • 2 more comments 
  • Flawlis1 Jun 03, 2011

    Same thing happened to me the best way to fix it is make sure the handle bar is pulled all the way out the blade hit it and that's why rope will not extend more than a foot out. Well i hope this helps.

  • krd2003 Aug 31, 2011

    Before removing the spark plug try lifting up the mowerto check and see if there are 2 bars obstructing the mower blade. These belong to the push handle. If there are the 2 bars you'll notice the blade is hitting them. Remove the 2 wing tip bolts at the base of the handle (they are facing the engine) then pull the handle out about 12 inches and secure them again. Then turn the mower blade counter clockwise a few times, this loosens the pull on the cord. Then finish assembling as instructed

  • djveazey
    djveazey Jul 03, 2014

    Same thing happen ,I removed the shroud on the pull string cover.Look under the winding for the string the spring assembly is made of plastic.Pulling too hard on the string while in uncut grass tore the plastic and caused the string to come out and get stuck.

  • Rob Clowers
    Rob Clowers May 10, 2017

    My TB110 cord was also getting stuck so when I began removing the three bolts that attach the recoil starter unit the cord broke free. I then cleaned and inspected for any cause but found none, I then replaced and tightened the three bolts, only to find the rope stuck again. My solution for now is that I back the three bolts off about 1 half to 1 full turn to free up the rope from binding. Then once started retighten the bolts. It works but my next step is to find three washers and place them between the recoil starter assembly and the mounting bracket so when I tighten the bolts it should sit high enough to not bind.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pull cord engaging


recoil clutch fingers are broken or stuck. Take the recoil cover off and look at it while pulling the cord to see if the fingers arent coming out. If the fingers are still coming out then you have worn out grooves on starter cone where fingers engage to turn the motor. If the recoil is damaged a new one can be purchased as a unit from Troy Bilt online for a reasonable price.

Jan 25, 2013 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

2 Answers

I bought a brand new Troy-bilt lawn mower model 336077 and tried to start it by pulling on the started string after filling gas and oil. But the cord is stuck and the mower does not start. WHat coul be the...


Are you holding the emergency stop lever? If you were operating the mower with your hands on the handle, there is a separate lever that you are expected to hold together with the main handle. You have to hold these two handles together to start and to operate the mower. Good luck.

May 31, 2011 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

1 Answer

I have a Troy-Bilt Briggs and Stratton 675 series lawn mower. The pull cord is stuck and will not move. I can lightly pull the cord repeatedly and the cord slowly allows me to pull more but if I release it...


Take the plug out and try to move the blade. If the motor won't rotate, the problem might be with the motor and the cord can't move because of it.
Gary

May 19, 2011 | Garden

1 Answer

Bought a Troy TB110 oush mower at end of last summer. I stored it all winter without opening box. I got it out today, put together and started it. It is leaking oil and blowing white smoke- What do I...


You must have stored it with the spark plug end down. This has caused the oil to get by the rings and on top of the piston. Pull spark plug out and pull starter cord to clear excess oil , put plug back in . Check oil , start mower and let it run until the excess oil burns off and some of it may still be in the muffler. Mower is ok. Some body borrowed my mower and did this resulting in the same problem.

Apr 10, 2011 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

1 Answer

Model TB110 rand great first few times but will not run now. Cranks but run rough and dies. Only had 6 weeks. Lowes say they can't help me and I just need to have it serviced! After 6 weeks? Give me...


Hello,
My name is Dane. Troy-Bilt says this mower has a 2 year warranty with a briggs engine. According to troy bilt, that engine is suppose to start in 2 pulls or they fix it for free. Take it to a local briggs dealer and get them to look at it. I would hate to have you try something and you void your warrenty somehow. Here's the link to the website.

http://www.troybilt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_14102_1410819_54968_-1
Hope this helps you... Thanks....Dane

Dec 02, 2010 | Troy Garden

1 Answer

I have a Troy Bilt 675 lawn mower, won't start.


is the gas in the tank old? if so, try to drain it and put fresh gas in. Pull the spark plug to make sure it is not fouled and replace it or put in a new one. Check to make sure that you do not have the mixture or choke set to run too rich or too lean. If you are at an altitude above 2,500 feet you need to run more lean to compensate.

May 30, 2010 | Troy Garden

1 Answer

I have changed the air filter and bought a new spark plug but my troy built with Honda 160 cc engine will not start.


there is a possibility the c oil is bad, pull the plug and with wire attached pull cord to see if any spark

Aug 07, 2009 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

2 Answers

My lawnmower won't start


Clean air filter and replace spark plug. If it is wet when you pull it out let it sit and dry out before putting new one in.

Jun 23, 2009 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

1 Answer

Troy Bilt Lawn Mower pull Cord broken


there should be four bolts holding the cover on that houses the pull cord assembly take the bolts out look inside you should see the rest of the broken cord at the other end there is a spool that the cord rolls up in to pull the cord until it stops the other end of the cord is a not in the cord pull on the knot the broken peice should come out turn the spool 2 times in the direction that is against the pressre while holding the spool in place feed the new cord in through the whole that you pulled the broken cord out of then tie the cord in a knot wind the rest of the cord up then feed the other end of the cord through the new pull handle tie the cord in a knot put the housing back on

Mar 21, 2009 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

3,794 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garden Experts

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2475 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

10993 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Are you a Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...