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Will Cover
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Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
My lawnmower (see link), approximately two years old

Troy Built w/Honda Engine

starts immediately and then as fast as it starts, it kills.

I've only used regular unleaded gasoline (no ethanol) and made sure that the air filter is clean.

Clogged carburetor? Or spark plug? Or something else?
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LSUTigerBait07
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Start easy and change the spark plug


el Gaucho
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Turn the choke off


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Martini
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Fuel. Not the plug-it's getting fire since it's starting.


Sidicous
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
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Start easy and change the spark plug


Then work way to the fuel filter.


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The Torch
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
It Ain't Got No Gas In It


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djangochained
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Eagle mobile lawn mower repair

They come out to you


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rickyh
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
The little lever that you pull before you pull to crank some times gets stuck. When you first pull the lever it gives the engine gas. It is suppose to slide back to its original position. If it isn't, just push into place after starting.


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tigerbutt
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Typically this has to do with carb. Clean it very well, use fresh gas should be good to go.


Will Cover
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
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Fuel. Not the plug-it's getting fire since it's starting.


I didn't think it would be the spark plug either, since it is firing, but from what I read on-line, one article mentioned that it could be ...



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Will Cover
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
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Typically this has to do with carb. Clean it very well, use fresh gas should be good to go.


I'll check this out. I'm hoping it is a quick and cheap fix with carb cleaner.


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ksayetiger
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Pics of wife


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Will Cover
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
On another note and not to start a new topic, will my local hardware store carry the "bulb" that is use to prime a weedeater?

Mine (Echo) is cracked.
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djangochained
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Nope. You can buy the whole carb

Try K&D Airline


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Martini
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Highland Road Hardware and Home Depot carry the bulb.

My wife is cutting the grass and I'm on the porch drinking a beer and watching. My neighbor Gladys Cravitch just walked by looked at her and me and said "you should be hung."

I told her I was that's why my wife is cutting the grass.


TheHarahanian
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Put your hand under there while starting and see if the blade is turning.


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Will Cover
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
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My wife is cutting the grass and I'm on the porch drinking a beer and watching. My neighbor Gladys Cravitch just walked by looked at her and me and said "you should be hung."

I told her I was that's why my wife is cutting the grass.


Mine is making me fire my lawn guy and do my own yard work. I think I have regressed as I have gotten older.


Martini
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
The reason I know where the bulbs are is because my wife found them and replaced it after I threw it in the corner and bought a new blower.


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Hangit
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On another note and not to start a new topic, will my local hardware store carry the "bulb" that is use to prime a weedeater?


They have a multi-pack at Ace.
LINK


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CaptN
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re: Lawnmower mechanics of the OT
Also check for loose connection on transmission neutral, blade, and seat cut-offs.

Also low oil pressure switch.
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