To start a gas lawn mower, pull the cord located on top of the engine or alongside the handlebar. Make sure your feet are not under the mower.Know More
Prior to starting a gas lawn mower, make certain there is sufficient gas in the tank. If the machine is new or hasn't been used for some time, ensure there is oil in the crankcase.
Often there is a prime bulb on the engine for forcing gas into the carburetor. If so, squeeze this bulb two to three times before making an attempt to start the engine. Avoid priming too much as this floods the engine and prevents it from starting.
Give the starter rope a quick pull, which should start the engine. If unsuccessful, pull the rope two to three more times. If it still fails to start, reprime the engine, and try again. Check that the spark plug is in good condition and connected.
The spark plug gap is an area of open space between the two electrodes of the spark plug. Proper distance for this gap ensures the plug fires at the right time to prevent fouling and early ignition of the lawn mower engine.Full Answer >
Engine oil for lawnmowers is recommended based on the average outdoor temperature at the time of use. Colder temperatures turn the oil viscous. For non-freezing weather where the temperature rarely falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, SAE 30 or 10W-30 oil is recommended. For colder temperatures, 5W-30 is recommended.Full Answer >
The top brands for riding lawn motors include Craftsman, Husqvarna, John Deere, and Snapper and Simplicity products associated with engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, according to Consumer Reports. Craftsman products also overlap with other companies, as Craftsman mowers are typically manufactured by Husqvarna and include a Briggs & Stratton engine.Full Answer >
Almost all rotary lawn mowers are powered by two-cycle engines, four-cycle engines or a system of electric motors. These engines are attached to a number of blades. The engines convert energy into the spinning motion of these blades, which allows them to cut grass and trim lawns in a quick and uniform manner.Full Answer >