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Self propelled mower losing power

Bought a new 163-hp Toro personal pace rear-propelled mower in 2016 and it has performed admirably until the last year or so. Very little "umph" going uphill and so-so going downhill. Have ...
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Lawnmower stopping after ten minutes

I am using an electric, battery-driven lawnmover of type Husqvarna LC 247iX. It is about one year old and was not used very much so far. The problem is that after ten minutes of operation the engine ...
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Yard force self propelled lawnmower won’t start after hitting something hard [closed]

My husbands Yard force lawn mower self propelled not starting after hitting something with blade. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Kohler courage 27hp bogs down

Kohler courage 27hp cub cadet starts and runs fine for awhile, time varies, then bogs down like I'm running at half throttle. Then magically runs normal for awhile, again length of time varies. This ...
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Why would my John Deere 915b zero turn mower quit mid mow and now won’t restart?

Mower is approximately 4-5 years old. I was mowing with the blade engage. The mower suddenly stopped and would not restart. It makes a slight hum when I turn the key but there is no sound from the ...
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How do I keep the rear wheel axle assembly from rotating on a Sun Joe electric mower?

I have a Sun Joe 48-Volt 17-in Push Cordless Electric Lawn Mower. It has height adjustment which allows you to raise it to a 3 inch cut. The rear assembly that adjust the wheels broke off and I am ...
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Will a lithium-ion battery powered lawn mower recharge after sitting idle though the winter?

I've had a corded electric lawn mower for 5 years and I am very pleased with its performance and value. However I am not pleased with the "chain" of the cord. I do not live in the suburbs, I ...
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Sun joe mower: how to fix blade

How to fix the blade ? Not sure I am missing a bolt or screw. Sun joe electric wired lawn mower The picture shows the mower, the blade and a cap which fits. But if I just put the cap, it will come off
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Will 21 inch replacement blades fit a mower with blades that measure 20-5/8 inches?

Mower is a belly mounted 60 inch mower mounted on a Mahindra emax 22. The mower is manufactured by Amerequip for Mahindra. Manual specifies three 21 inch blades; however, the aftermarket blades found ...
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Cordless lawn mower briefly starts then cuts out

I have an Echo CLM-58v cordless electric push lawnmower. It's worked fine for ~1.5 years, however when I took it out of storage this spring it stopped working. When I start it, it gets a brief burst ...
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What's the difference between XX Volt and XX Volt MAX on rechargeable lithium ion batteries?

I was looking at battery power tools and their different battery voltages. Some of the voltages are listed twice, with and without "max". An example for mowers is "40-volt" and &...
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Lawn mower "bang", surge

I was riding my troy bilt 42" lawn mower when it started surging, so I changed the gas filter and blew out the ports on the carb, reinstalled everything and it still did it. So I changed the ...
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My electric lawn mower won't start after getting grass blocking the blade

I haven't mowed for many months due to special circumstances so my yard's grass was pretty dense. Several time the motor stopped after grass formed a compact bulk completely blocking the blade. After ...
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Law mower stops quickly after start, unless I tip it back towards me

I have a Craftsman 917.370410 self-propellied lawn mower. My question may seem similar to My push lawn mower will start when primed, then it dies unless I tip it backwards, however it may be slightly ...
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How do I repair my lawn mower wheel drive that doesn't stop?

I have Craftsman 917.388740 self-propelled mower. The original drive belt stretched & no longer had enough tension, even with adjustments, to move the wheels. Unfortunately, Sears online & ...
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Why wont the pull cord retract on my honda eu20i generator?

I had no issues with the pull cord recoil starter on my newly acquired used Honda eu20i. Suddenly the the pull cord stopped recoiling at all. I figured the spring had just broke but on removing ...
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Human-powered lawnmower with horizontal blade? [closed]

I really like my "old-fashioned" reel mower. It does a pretty good job, and I like getting more exercise. Not buying gasoline is also nice. But, it is slightly less efficient at getting taller ...
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How can I diagnose a power loss problem with a lawn mower?

My lawn mower runs, but seems to be weak and suffering from a loss of power. In general, it is acting as though it is not getting enough air. I replaced the air filter, but the problem remains the ...
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Where Is Carberautor Located On Mower?

I have the TB110 11A-A23O711 (Troy Bilt) lawnmower and purchased some Gumout Starter Spray to try to get the mower to start. It says I am supposed to spray this into the carberautor in order to use ...
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How can I prevent my lawnmower from spreading red thatch?

My lawn last year allegedly suffered from red thatch. I’ve since moved but want to know if my lawn mower could carry red thatch to my new lawn and, if so, how I can clean it properly to prevent ...
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Are there clips or "cotter pins" which can't get knocked out by accident?

My tractor has several R-clips, like this one: These are used in various places. The problem is that they tend to get knocked off by branches or longer grass / brush and get lost. I've tried ...
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Need help tracking down why the tension pulley is red hot after putting on new riding mower belt

I have a John Deere LX188 and had a bit of a grass fire which destroyed the secondary deck belt. I put a new belt on, and as soon as I engage the deck it starts burning rubber and smoking. When I ...
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Murray mower with B&S 500e engine running strange

I got a Murray mower with a Briggs and Stratton 500e 5 HP engine from a friend. Not sure how long it may have been sitting, but I can start it first or second pull. After it starts, it runs slow, ...
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Repair a lawnmower engine that was left exposed to the elements for a year?

I have a lawnmower that I foolishly left outside through last winter. Last year it wasn't in great condition -- it took a ton of very hard of pulls on the cord to get it to start, every single time. I ...
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Repair or exchange mower tire with different part number

I own the following rider: Searching for the online parts I find the following document: IPL, McCulloch, M95-66X, 96021002300, 2011-12, Ride-on Mower So in order to replace the front (right) wheel, ...
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I hit a pipe with a mower and now it won't turn

I was mowing the other day and there was a pipe sticking out of the ground. The pipe wasn't carrying any services, just a piece of metal sticking out of the ground (I've now removed it). The pipe was ...
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Possible to fix a safety cutoff on a Briggs and Stratton mower?

I have an older Briggs and Stratton mower of the type you can get at Home Depot. I think something in the safety mechanism broke. The safety mechanism is a bail on the mower handle that must be ...
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I put 2-stroke fuel in my 4-stroke mower and now it won't start [closed]

My first time doing the lawn. Trying to help. Now I can't get it to start.
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Lawnmower stopped working after the outlet it was plugged into bent

I was mowing the lawn with my electric corded lawnmower and went as far as I could with the cord. Unfortunately this put pressure on the outlet (which was already a little wobbly) causing it to ...
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Briggs and stratton twin. governor

I have a Briggs twin. The governor gear broke and I replaced it. I adjusted the governor and it still runs full tilt. I tried anther new governor gear and the same thing happens.
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Diagnosing faulty ignition coil on lawn tractor

Model: 13AM662F765 Engine Model: 283H07-0197-E1 I have an MTD lawn tractor, circa 2004, that hasn't been running quite right. The mower runs for about 10 minutes and suddenly stall. I would turn the ...
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How do I start/charge a Toro Electric-Start Lawnmower?

We just got a Toro electric-start "Recycler"-brand lawnmower. The instructions for charging/starting it reference a strange plastic piece that I don't understand. Here's the piece of plastic: Here ...
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Possible to buy this switch for my lawn mower? [closed]

My corded electric lawn mower stopped working today. I'm pretty sure it is the switch pictured below since I can read voltage before the switch but not after. My lawn mower is old enough that I can'...
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How to assess the damage to the lawn mower after hitting an iron pipe? [closed]

I have a Ariens self propelled lawnmower that I happend to hit a iron marker(pipe) with. When the blade hit the pipe, the lawnmower jolted and the engine stopped and I have not been able to start the ...
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Is running over your extension cable with an electric lawn mower dangerous?

I'm currently about to buy a lawn mower, but don't know if I should take a fuel, electric with cable or battery one. I'm leaning more towards electric with cable, because it's cheaper than battery ...
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Use mulching blades without deflector

If you use mulching blades on a ZTR mower without a deflector that mounts underneath the deck, what would happen? I had thought about getting mulching blades, but the deflector piece made of plastic ...
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Craftsman 917 Riding Lawnmower Not Starting

I have a Craftsman 917 series riding mower that I purchased last year. It ran fine for the first month or so but after that it was intermittently having issues starting. I noticed the connections on ...
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Self propelled mower loses power then slowly dies when self propel is engaged

Mower is a Craftsman Platinum EZ walk push mower with electric push button start(as well as pull start). Briggs&Stratton engine/7.25/190cc/model 917.370930. It was purchased in 2012 brand new, ...
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What are the major drawbacks of using an electric lawnmower? [closed]

I have had my gas lawnmower for about 3 years, which isnt very long. It is already spewing oil and white smoke. I know it is most likely the head gasket, but I really dont want to deal with it. So I ...
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Lawn mower smoking-grey/white smoke

I have a John Deere La145 Mower. It is 9 years old but only had 130 hrs. I changed air, oil, fuel filter today and began cleaning engine with engine degreaser. I also spilt some oil on frame when I ...
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John Deer Lawnmower won't start, just buzzes

We've got an oldish riding lawnmower we bought along with our new house from previous owners. It started up and worked a couple of times but now won't start. It just buzzes. None of the videos I can ...
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Wrong oil in my lawn mower

I put 2 stroke oil in my 4 stroke mower. Is that what is causing it to smoke? I have emptied it but there'll still be traces of it in the engine. Can I still refill with the right oil and use the ...
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What is causing my Craftsman push mower to run erratically and quit after a few minutes?

I purchased a craftsman push mower 2 years ago. It's be stored inside and been used on our personal lawn for 2 summers. A week ago it ran wonderfully, then it started running poorly. Eventually ...
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Mower barely runs and has blue exhaust

I have a Cub Cadet 1529 which I recently maintained in several different ways. I changed the oil and filter a few weeks ago. I put 5W-30 in but had a really hard time telling if/when it was full ...
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My push lawn mower will start when primed, then it dies unless I tip it backwards

My Craftsman push mower will fire up fine after I prime it, but once that gas burns off, it dies unless I tip the mower backwards. I cleaned out the air filter and sprayed carb and choke cleaner ...
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One of three blades on lawn mower very loose and spinning freely

When I turned the blades on on my Snapper Pro, the whole mower shook and made a lot of noise. Upon inspection, one of the blades appears to be free-spinning instead of connected to the belt. As you ...
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Female Disconnect to Fix Mower Ignition Connection

I have an older Craftsman Riding mower that I have to wiggle the wire connector to get it to start. The ignition switch is working properly (I checked it with a multimeter) so I think the issue has ...
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How can I get my lawnmower bolt off?

I have a Ryobi electric lawnmower, and I want to get the blade sharpened for the first time. I have a 15mm ratchet wrench, just like the instructions say, and I'm immobilizing the blade with a brick. ...
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Lawn tractor stalls after a few minutes

I have a Craftsman lawn tractor with an 18.5 HP Intek Engine (97700 series). It starts fine; but, after a minute or so, it begins blowing white smoke, then stalls. The smoke is not real thick, but ...
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Is there a safe, ethical, way to get rid of old gas?

Normally I'm pretty good about buying just enough at the beginning of the spring. Last year my grass continued to grow into December so I ended up with nearly a gallon of extra gas. I don't feel ...
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