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.
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 >
Replacing the belt of an Ariens Lawn mower begins with disengaging the mower to allow for slack on the belt. Do not turn on the machine while replacing the belt. Disengage the deck from the control rod, and then pull the old belt off the three pulleys. Replace new belts around the mower's pulleys following the same configuration as that of the old belt, and replace the grass catcher.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 >
Lawn mower problems are commonly associated with loose, disconnected or dirty spark plugs, and to solve the problem, you must remove the spark plug and replace it with a new one. This can be done in minutes at a low cost.Full Answer >