9 Fixes

Lawn Mower Won't Start

For When Your

When the air filter becomes clogged or too dirty, it can prevent the engine from starting.

If you see buildup, spray brake cleaner onto the plug, and let it soak for several minutes before wiping it with a clean cloth.

If there are large clumps of cut grass caught between the blade and deck, use a trowel to scrape these clippings free.

To find out if this is the problem, remove the gas cap to break the vacuum, then reattach it.

If your gas is more than a month old, use an oil siphon pump to drain it from the tank.

If your mower has a fuel filter (not all do), check to make sure it’s functioning properly.

Fortunately, replacing a broken control cable is an easy job.

8. Check to see if the flywheel brake is fully engaged.

It is possible to replace a flywheel key, but it does require taking apart the mower.

While repairing lawn mowers can be a DIY job, there are times when it can be best to ask a professional to help repair a lawn mower.

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