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Lawn mower repair

The average suburban lawn mower is a true workhorse, but you might not be maintaining it as well as you should. Here are some practical tips on troubleshooting common problems, how to make some lawn mower repairs yourself and how to maintain your mower so it keeps performing well year after year.

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Clogged air filters or bad spark plugs may be to blame for lawn mower problems at start of the mowing season.

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Ready to get your hands dirty? It's time to say goodbye to Old Man Winter and reacquaint yourself with Mother Nature ...

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The only time a carburator needs replacing is if you put some really corrosive cleaner in it that ate through the metal (usually aluminum), or if you have physically broken it.

Otherwise, carbs can be rebuilt - rebuild kits (that contain basically all the non-metallic parts, the primer bulb (usually) and carb gaskets) typically run $10-25. A tuneup (carb rebuild and new spark plug) with parts typically runs about $60-80 ($100-150 for rider mowers), although a lot of repair shops have $45-60 spring specials. Probably needs a sharpening too - another $10-15 or so when done as part of a tune-up.

By hiring someone to do it, I presume you mean taking it to a small engine repair shop with a good word of mouth reputation, and being sure to get a dropoff receipt and estimate in writing that you carry away with you.

If it runs at all, or ran last fall, this is probably all you need.

Compare this to the cost of a new mower - for a rider mower, no comparison of course - go with the carb cleaning and rebuild. However, for a standard 20-22 inch push power mower, replacement cost is about $140-250, depending on whether you go with a Walmart special or brand name, additional $100 or so if self-propelled or bagging type.

For a 10 year old push type power mower, if it sits outside all winter or is pretty rusty, since you are not mechanically inclined I would recommend getting a new mower - something like a Sears or Murray Ohio (at Target, WalMart, etc) plain-jane mower for about $150-180 unless you have steep hills or medical issues, then get the self-propelled model. A 20 inch or even 18 inch will do fine for a small lawn; if you have several lawns or a pretty big lawn area (over say 2500 SF) then you probably want a 22 inch - the extra path width makes quite a difference in how long it takes to mow.

If it sleeps in a shed or garage and is not rusting out, I would recommend a new one if the plain jane will do it for you, otherwise if the replacement one that you would buy is over about $250 I would go with the carb overhaul and tuneup.

I would STRONGLY recommend you get a 4 cycle engine - I swear by Briggs and Stratton rather than Tecumseh or other brands. 4 cycles start much easier and are less sensitive to fuel/air mix issues, and the plugs stay clean a lot longer. 2 cycles are lighter for the same horsepower which is why you see them a lot in outboard motors that are less than about 50-80 HP and in small generators and motorcycles, but they are a lot more tempermental about starting, especially in cold weather or after a long storage.

If you pay attention to proper winter storage procedure, rebuilding the carb on the old one should last you another 5+ years. I have a Murray Ohio with 4 cycle Briggs and Stratton engine that is 33 years old, lives in an unheated shed in a northern state, and has had nothing more than annual blade sharpening, oil change every few years, and one carb overhaul and plug cleaning (and ZERO new spark plugs) in its life, and starts by second pull every spring. The key is if you store it inside in a garage to run it dry each fall (so you do not have gas in the garage, for safety reasons in case it leaks out); if you leave it outside I fill the tank to the top so moisture cannot acccumulate from moist air "breathing" in and out of the tank due to temperature changes. I do this with mower, chain saw, leaf blower, weed wacker - all start on first or second pull in the spring (and throughout the summer). If you live in an area with a lot of moisture in the winter air (ours is very dry) you might have to add Heet or Sta-Bil to the fuel can (per instructions) before topping off tank.

You will find other people who say you HAVE to run it dry each season. Their theory is that if there is no gas in it then there is no gas to collect moisture or to evaporate and turn to varnish over the winter (though that generally takes a few years of sitting to happen). My theory is if it is filled with fuel it cannot dry out and leave varnish residue to block the fuel tube screen and fuel jets, plus it does not rust metal fuel tanks by being empty. To each their own procedure.

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No personal experience on rider mowers but some with small rider tractors, but since you have gotten no response in 5 days, here is my 2 cents worth:

 

1) read the Consumer Reports and JD Powers reviews on rider mowers

 

2) from what neighbors have told me, TroyBilt are maintenance problem and not built very rugged, Sears tend to have transmission/drive train problems, those with John Deere say they were unhappy with the price but they run well and don't have extreme maintenance costs - so sounds to me like JD is best brand out there right now.

 

3) A recommendation also from personal small engine experience and neighbors - stay with Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle engines if possible, and stay away from 2 cycle engines - they are lighter and cheaper, but have a LOT more starting problems and tend to not last as long.

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With you not saying what this is on - could be portable device or very small rider mower - check oill level - some fancier ones on air compressors and pressure washers and rider mowers have oil monitor that shuts it off if oil pressure does not build up. Failed governor spring (rare - would be one of my last guesses) can do this, but when I had it happen the engine ran up to speed and died in only a second or two - not 8 seconds. Governor linkage usually an external metal rod with springs connecting to the carb - try watching it during the 8 seconds to see if it is yanking the throttle/choke setting back causing it to shut down. Also check to be sure not blocked by twig or leaves or such. I would check the plug after it dies - if wet then you are pretty sure you are getting fuel, if dry then maybe it is only getting fuel from manual priming or automatic choke, but then the choke is cutting out and starving the engine for fuel. IF your model has accessible automatic choke linkage (or if choke plate is accessible if you remove air cleaner), try using a long tool (not fingers, in case of backfire through carb) to adjust choke angle to see if that will make it keep running - if you can see it after taking off air cleaner, it should be staying full on for probably 20-40 seconds before it opens up wide open if temperature contr4olled type, but the engine-speed type open up as soon as engine comes up to speed. Another possibility - check air cleaner to be sure not plugged with dirt - wash (and with many models oil) per owners manual instructions. Another common problem - starts on priming or choke, but when on regular fuel flow leans out and dies due to air leak in fuel line letting air in with fuel, or dirty screen in tank not letting enough fuel in to keep it running. Also, crudded up holes in the tank cap can cause vapor lock by not letting air in to tank to replace fuel consumed - remove and take out inner liner and check holes in liner and metal cap are open so you can see daylight through them. Another possibility - look for debris, etc keeping throttle from opening up - could be idle screw jiggled loose and is set too low. Try screwing it in a half turn or so to see if keeps running - because might be starting on choke but then when choke starts opening up the idle setting is too low so throttle is not open enough to keep it running. If consistently runs 8 seconds and dies, try turning the main needle valve 1/4 turn one way, then if tht does not work back the 1/4 turn plus 1/4 turn the other way (keep track of turns so you know where initial setting is) - if one or other makes better than adjust in that range for smooth running and no flooding or leaning out when you open throttle up.
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was very professional. I was very impressed and pleased because these days, as you know, it is very difficult to get good customer service and good honest work. He explained what he believed was the problem and gave me options. No double talk or confusion/
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(Yay) He even explained why it was happening and recommended Rec90 fuel for small engines because regular gas has alcohol which corrodes the carburetor. Ie: put aluminum foil in gasoline and it will eventually turn white . The price was very fair and kept in constant contact Will use again and again (hopefully i won't have to though)
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My congratulations to your mechanic. I just ran the mower twice as far (and somewhat faster) than I was able to before and no problem! As Mr.
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. The machine was returned to us and we used it today with excellent results. It ran quieter, smoother, and got the job done. We are thankful to Daily's and look forward recommending them.
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did a great job. The mower worked well and the blade was very sharp. I definitely saw an improvement in my mower's cutting performance after the tune-up. The staff was very friendly and unloaded and loaded the mower from my vehicle.
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My lawnmower was throttling back and forth ... my son wouldn't use it because it sounded so bad and the last time I used it, my wife asked me to turn it off since she didn't like listening to it either. I called
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. I did have to wait a few days for service, but it was totally worth it. I received a reminder call the day before, so I would know to leave my mower outside if I wasn't going to be home. The call was a nice touch I didn't expect. When the mechanic came to my house, he explained to me exactly what the problem was after taking a look, replaced a bolt I asked him about, showed me some maintenance tips to keep the mower in top shape, repaired the mower's problems (bad carburetor diaphragm), sharpened the blade, changed the oil and the spark plug ... there may have been more. He did a great job, and returned the mower to me cleaner than when I gave it to him. I will definitely call them again if I need service and would eagerly recommend them to neighbors and friends.
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Efficient, fast service, very knowledgeable mechanic; explained everything. Lawn mower runs better now than when it was new!
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They did an excellent job. At first when I called I was thinking they misunderstood me and thought I had a riding lawnmower and had to come to the house. But they explained this is a mobile lawnmower repair service, no shop. The guy arrived during the arranged time and wheeled my lawnmower to the back of his truck. OMG he had a lawnmower shop on wheels! He worked on my lawnmower for about 45 minutes, could have been a little longer, not really keeping track of time. He had it working great. Besides the workmanship the next best thing was I did not have to put my lawnmower in my car and drop off somewhere and then wait for it to be done to pick back up. I'm so glad I found these guys on Angie's List. I will definitely call them again and recommend to all our friends.
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We had several items that needed some TLC (or should I say were broken) Chain saw, pressure washer, trimmer, and one enormous generator.
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had to order a part. They took the other items away and completed the work, returning them within a day or two.
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and JR. are extremely pleasant and offer amazing professional service. I will recommend their company to everyone. It was such a pleasure working with such gentlemen. Yes I will without question use them again!
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4115 ADAMS ST
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My 2-Do List

PO Box 63
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PO Box 237
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RepairClinic.com Inc

48600 Michigan Ave

Scooter's Sharpen & Tune Mower Repair

219 South Elder Street
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PO Box 2507
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