To fix a lawn mower that is stalling during use, check the spark plug wire, replace the spark plug and clean the air screen and air filter. Drain and replace the fuel to ensure a contaminate is not causing the machine to stall, and then clean the blades thoroughly before using the lawn mower.
The spark plug is typically located on the top or side of the machine. Remove the spark plug wire. Take the spark plug out with a wrench and install a new one. Replace the spark plug wire if it is cracked or visibly damaged.
Locate the air screen and air filter using the owner's manual. Remove the air filter and wash it with clean water. Use a soft brush to remove debris from the air screen. Allow the air filter to dry thoroughly before replacing it.
Poor quality or contaminated fuel may cause the lawn mower to stall during use. Locate the main gas line and remove it, and then allow the fuel to drain into an approved container. Replace the gas line, and fill the mower with new fuel.
If your lawnmower is running rough or is hard to start, it is likely that the spark plug is bad. Use a spark plug wrench to replace the plug in a few minutes.Full Answer >
In order to fix a flooded lawn mower, the gas filter needs to be dried. This can be done by waiting for it to dry or by manually drying it. Other fixes include adjusting the float in the gas bowl and adjusting the choke.Full Answer >
To repair a Featherlite weed eater that won't start, it is necessary to identify the cause of the problem. Dirty filters, contaminated fuel, spark plug malfunction and a flooded engine are common reasons that a weed eater may not start. Repairs may take as little as a few minutes, depending on the cause of the problem.Full Answer >
Craftsman lawnmowers use SAE 30 oil, which is the standard small engine oil. This is a type of all-purpose oil that can be used in push mowers and riding mowers.Full Answer >