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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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why did my mower suddenly start running slower?

This mower has an odd history, but appeared to be in good shape. It was given to me by a friend, who picked it up from the curb in his neighborhood (it's a nice neighborhood). I don't know if he found ...
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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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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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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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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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I put 2-stroke fuel in my 4-stroke mower and now it won't start

My first time doing the lawn. Trying to help. Now I can't get it to start.
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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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Hydrostatic mower drive belt - Troy Bilt Horse

I have a Troy Bilt horse that has 2 belts, one for the 2 blades on the deck and a drive belt that runs the hydrostatic transmission. The transmission belt broke, and I can't figure out how to get to ...
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How do lawnmower blade sizes work?

I went to my local big box store this past weekend to find a replacement for my lawnmower blade (it's a Craftsman Precision Plus if that makes a difference, but it shouldn't). When I got to the ...
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Toro ready start lawn mower dead

Toro Personal Pace Recycler 22 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower Briggs & Stratton Engine Model #: 104M02-0010-F1 Serial:1412305830813 Parts List: PDF Last worked one month ago. ...
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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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Difficult to start a four stroke mower when cold - how to diagnose the problem

I have a mower with a Tecumseh LV148AE / LV195EA engine that will run pretty well once it warms-up, but getting it started when cold is quite a challenge. The way I have been able to get it started ...
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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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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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Electric Lawnmower - Is The Problem With the Mower or the Extension Cord?

I have an electric lawnmower that's about 8 years old. I use a 100-foot extension cord with it that's probably 20 years old. While mowing the other day, I smelled a faint electrical smell. When I ...
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What could be causing my lawn mower to surge?

My lawn mower was giving me the worst time tonight. The only way I could keep it running was to pull the choke back and the engine would start again. Finally, after 30 minutes of messing with it, the ...
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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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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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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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What are good options for protecting expensive lawn equipment?

Question is self explanatory. We had a zero-turn stolen last year. We plan on buying another one this year, and I want to protect it. I've never looked into options available, but I'd like to tag my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?

I am attempting to repair a shattered housing mandrel on my Husqvarna riding mower. I have it largely disassembled however I am facing a common problem: a stuck nut on a piece that is moving. The only ...
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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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What could cause my Craftsman push mower to die after running for a few minutes?

I received a Craftsman push mower (Model 917.377543) from my sister. She had left it outside all winter in the snow/rain. I have got to the point where the mower will run for 15-20 minutes initially ...
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Weed Eater Bump Knob Stuck

I have a Stihl FS 36 which I was given. I was using it today and tried to bump the knob to let out some string but none came out. I tried to disassemble the spool to remove what I presume is a tangled ...
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What are the pros and cons of titanium lawnmower blades?

I have a Honda stone-flinger with a cutting blade and a mulching blade, both steel of some flavor. I remove the blades about every other time I mow, and touch up the edges with a file, or the angle-...
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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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What could happen if I use 2 cycle fuel in a 4 cycle engine?

First off, this is NOT to be confused with the following question: What could happen if I used 4 cycle fuel in a 2 cycle engine? 2 cycle oil is used for my weed eater. There is no way I could use a ...
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Honda Lawnmower Flywheel Key Sheared?

My Honda HRR2168VKA (self-propelled walk behind) lawnmower shakes violently when I start it up. I immediately turn it off. Is this a sign that I sheared the flywheel key or bent the crankshaft? Could ...
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Lawn mower dies when blades are engaged

I have a 1993 model Craftsman (917.257560) mower. I was having problems with it last weekend when I was trying to get it out. Charged the battery, checked the carb and checked the starter. Everything ...
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What happens to engines when mixed with wrong gas [duplicate]

I wanted to know what would happen if I put regular gas in a 2 stroke engine and 2 stroke mix gas into a 4 stroke.
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Lawn Mower (probably) Electrical Problem

This is a ~2013 Troy Bilt Horse tractor. I need some advice on how to troubleshoot my mower starting. It cut out right when I was mowing, and had cut out intermittently for a few days before that. ...
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Lawnmower Won't Start - Electrical?

I have a craftsman DLT2000 Model 917.272264 that will not start. I think its electrical since it is not trying to turn over and does not crank. The battery is about a month old and it double checked ...
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What should I do after topping up the oil in a lawn mower with petrol by mistake

I am house-sitting for my parents and I tried to cut the grass. In summary, I accidentally topped up the oil (thinking it was petrol, and running low) with a load of petrol. It took 10 mins of trying ...
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Adding gas/oil mixture into unmixed gas tank?

My wife accidentally added about a cup of gas/oil mixture (50:1) into our lawn mower which takes unmixed fuel. If she fills the rest of the tank with regular gas will there be any problems? Do I have ...
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Lawnmower cut-out and I reckon something has blown (pics inside)

Long story short, my Flymo lawnmower was exposed to rain over the winter period. When Spring came, it started up. However, I realised that I needed more slack on the cable and turned it off (there was ...