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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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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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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 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 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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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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Lawn mower runs for a few seconds then stops

I have a Briggs and Stratton mower that runs for a few seconds after being primed and then stops. If I continue to press the primer button it will keep running. I've tried to change fuels, clean carb,...
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how to fix a lawn mower that leaks gas

My father-in-law handed down a fairly new Craftsman lawn vacuum that has a 6.75 Briggs and Stratton engine. When we put gas in it, it leaked all over the place. We took off the air filter and the gas ...
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How can I tell if something is ruptured inside my lawnmower?

My lawnmower got thrown into a rolloff container by mistake. When I went to dig it out, it was upside down and when I tipped it right-side up, all sorts of black liquid (I assume oil?) came spilling ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Mower dies when cutting grass

I have a Troy built mower with Briggs & Stratton engine mower starts and runs until I start mowing dies when I start cutting grass

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