Lawn Mower Trouble Shooting Guide

Maintaining your lawn mower properly is very important. It doesn’t matter if you are using an electric mower or a gasoline mower. Every type of mower requires you to take care of it. If your mower is well maintained, then it will not face sudden problems and proper maintenance also helps in increasing life of lawn mowers.

NOTE: Whenever you plan to clean and maintain your grass mower, don’t forget to read the user manual provided with the mower. GadgetZebra won’t be responsible for any damages caused to your mower.

Below are all the problems that one suddenly faces if their mower is not maintained properly.

Fix Lawn Mower Not Starting Problem

If you have not used your mower for a long time, then the first thing that you should do to make your mower start is to get rid of that old gasoline inside your fuel tank. Now, you need to fill your mower’s fuel tank with some fresh gasoline. This works 70% of the time, but if your mower is still not starting, then try the two things below:

  • Loose Or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower:

    You may encounter this problem when the spark plug that converts your pulling energy to electric energy to start mower is either dirty or not properly connected. Disconnect and reconnect your spark plug and try starting mower again. In case of a broken plug, buy a new one.

  • Fuel Cannot Reach To Engine:
    Sometimes fuel is unable to reach the engine. There can be many reasons for this problem. First, check the carburetor wire that carries gasoline to the engine. In case of damaged wire, buy a new one.

Lawn Mower Not Running At Full Power:

Sometimes, you might feel like your mower is losing power and trying to stop. Engine’s sound will start changing. There can be multiple reasons for this problem. You can try all the methods one by one in the series mentioned below.

  • The Air Filter On Your Grass Mower Is Dirty:
    You might face this problem when the air filter catches dirt. You can get rid of this problem either by cleaning the current air filter or by buying and replacing with a new one.
  • Cutting Tall Grass:
    This problem can sometimes also occur when you are cutting grass that is very tall. You cannot call it the loss of power, but it happens due to a small cutting deck. You can increase the cutting height of your mower to overcome this problem.
  • Dirty Spark Plug:
    A dirty spark plug can also cause power loss while using a mower. We don’t recommend cleaning a dirty spark plug unless you don’t have new ones at home.

Lawn Mower White Smoke Issue:

This sounds a little bit scary. You might think that your mower is about to explode. Don’t worry, cause nothing like this is going to happen. Don’t take this issue seriously. Your lawn mower is not dead yet. If you encountered this issue, the first thing you should do is check if the oil chamber is too overloaded or not. It is the main cause of smoke coming from mower’s engine.

This problem occurs when oil starts leaking from oil chamber when you tilt your mower due to overloading. In most cases, this leaking oil flows to your mower’s exhaust mufflers. When this oil touches hot mufflers, it starts burning. This results in visible smoke to come out of muffler tips.

Most of the above methods for forcing your mower to start will require tools that most people don’t have. You can either buy these tools or hire a mower professional who has got all the required tools. Also, not everyone has guts to face mechanical devices. If you are also a not so mechanical lover guy, then you can take your mower to your manufacturer’s nearest service dealer.

Also Read: Best Lawn Mowers Buying Guide!

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