20 Most Recent Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower Questions & Answers

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.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Oct 26, 2019

replace the whole cable it has the fitings and the end is broken on that one you should not be able to put back through the sleeve

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

Make sure the drive belt that turns the wheels is in good working order as well. It may have detached.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

You've not provided much information, but my guess is that you need a new belt. If this is not the issue, then please elaborate. Best of luck to you.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

Check the engine coil sounds like it is either bad or ground wire is not going to start check by removing the wire from the coil if it starts fix the brake ground if it does not start the coil is bad replace coil.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017

If it is a Briggs & Stratton engine, go to the side of the engine just forward of the dipstick tube and you will see a plug with one black and one grey wire. Disconnect this plug, then repeat the spark plug test. If you now have spark, it means that either one of your safety switches (or the wiring to them) is faulty. If you still have no spark with this plug disconnected, you have either a faulty ignition coil, a short in the cutout wire to the coil, or a faulty spark plug.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Sep 28, 2017

The trouble you are experiencing could result from several different things. First, check the oil when the engine is cold and completely settled in the sump. You do not want to overfill the engine with oil. If the oil is on the full line (not above it),then the low oil sensor is not shutting off your engine. The oil level should be exactly on the full line-not above or below. Second, remove the spark plug and clean it with a small wire brush or sandpaper. If you are unsure about how to clean the spark plug, replace it with a new one. If both of these procedures have been performed and the mower still doesn't run correctly, the problem is almost certainly with the fuel supply, fuel quality and/or carburetor.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Jul 30, 2017

Most of the self propelled mowers have a pin in them. you need to use a pin punch and a hammer to knock it through. The gears will come off then. Post a picture if need more info.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on May 28, 2017

The backfire sounds like you have carbon build up. Either take the head off the motor and clean it along with a clean or new spark plug to possibly fix your problem. "check the spark plug first" look for carbon build up! If you don't know how to remove the head and there is build up you can run some 2 cycle gas in it and that will loosen the deposits. Yes this will cause your motor to smoke quite a bit. Sea foam is also a good product to clean out the top of a motor at ease

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on May 24, 2016

Check the following, Fuel, Spark, and Compression. To test fuel take the air filter off and spray starter fluid in it and try and start it. if it starts a little then it's a fuel problem (carb or bad gas). Test spark, remove the spark plug, put the coil line back on the plug and ground the spark plug to something metal. Try to start it and see if there is a spark (helps to have a friend to do this). Compression, If you don't have a compression gauge then a crude way is to have a friend put his finger over the spark plug hole while you try and start it (he should feel pressure) (if not then it may be the head gasket, valves are not seated or the piston rings) If pressure is felt then the only thing is the key way on the fly wheel is shredded.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on May 17, 2016

Ensure the cable for the dead man switch is not kinked. Follow the cable from the handle to the engine. There are 2 bolts that mount the dead mans switch to the engine , remove bolts, remove dead mans switch from engine, let hang, try starting. If starting, clean dead man contacts and reinstall. You may have to remove recoil rope assembly and engine cove to get to dead mans switch.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Dec 23, 2015

the switch is built right into the cover over the carb , there is a cable that runs right too it from operators handle

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Sep 19, 2015

the proper tool is a spark plug gap tool , there not too expensive (less than 15 dollars) but in a pinch ive used a credit card edge , its near the perfect thickness for a small engines plug gap

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Sep 18, 2015

if you take it apart there will be no warranty . take it to where purchased and get it repaired

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Jul 22, 2015

Remove the spark plug and see if the engine will turn over. It sounds like you may have destroyed the engine.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on May 08, 2015

likely the old gas is gunked up
remove the screw on the bowl bottom an look for a tiny hole thats plugged going across the bottom of screw.
if no screw an bowl then its just gunked up lines.

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on May 05, 2015

if you follow the cable to the engine look at bracket you will see the mechanics of the emergency shut off and look close there will be a white clip with a black wire under it the clip is spring loaded push up on clip the wire comes off clean and reassemble make sure the clip is touching metal when the handle is not held down if not adjust so with handle completely released the metal part of the white clip touches metal there you go have a great day

Troy Bilt 5.5hp... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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