If you're like many homeowners, you take pride in the appearance of your house and that includes the property that it sits on. There's nothing like a fresh cut of the front and back yards to make your estate look great. If you use your lawn mower frequently, you may encounter a few problems after a while.
Here are 3 common problems that could happen with your standard push lawn mower and some tips on how to fix them:
It Won't Start
Does your mower stutter when you pull the cord or not even try to turn itself on? This could be due to a few different things. The first thing to check is the spark plug. If this plug is loose or covered in debris, it will not function properly. Clean any debris off of it, make sure it's on tight and try again.
If you believe your lawn mower won't start because the gas is not making it to the engine, try tapping the side of the carburetor to see if you can get it flowing. If not, you may need a professional to install a new fuel filter.
The Mower Starts, But Sometimes Loses Power While Mowing
If your mower suddenly decides that it doesn't want to work anymore, check the air filter first. It's an easy replacement and a dirty one could be causing problems. It could also once again be a clogged up spark plug. You could also try raising the cutting height of your mower if it's in been a while since you cut the grass. Cutting tall grass without the mower at the right height could cause problems.
You Can't Pull On The Starter Cord Properly
If your starter cord is hard to pull or won't pull at all, you could have a problem with the engine flywheel brake. The mower blade could also be clogged with grass. Carefully clean the underside of the mower but only after you make sure it is turned off and the spark plug is disconnected for your safety.
If your lawn mower won't start properly or shuts down in the middle of mowing, you could have too many grass clippings and other debris messing up the system. If cleaning this does not work, try changing the cutting height or changing the air filter. If none of these things work, you might have a faulty part. Contact a provider of quality lawn mower parts and see if they can help walk you through the fix or even do it for you.Share