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Remove the carb from the engine with the fuel tank still on it then remove the carb from the tank

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On most mowers, you can adjust the height by raising or lowering the wheels or by pushing and releasing a lever. Place the mower on a flat surface. Measure the distance from that surface to the blade on rotary mowers or to the bedknife on reel mowers.
They work by engaging a speed control lever (sometimes part of the handle; sometimes a separate bar or shifter) that causes the mower to move forward. The operator doesn`t have to push the mower, he or she simply walks behind it, guiding it around the yard. Self-propelled mowers can be front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.
When you`re ready to give that first mowing in the spring, lower your mower height 1 or 2 notches so you`re mowing your grass about 3 inches tall. Be careful not to scalp your lawn. This low mow will cut off the brown winter grass blades and open up the soil to the warm spring sunlight.

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My engine runs about 5 mins. and then just cuts off????
ANSWER : Dirty vent hole on carb rebuild it

Mtd 11a-54m7031 idles high – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
ANSWER : Most new units only run at one speed. (So they can meet the EPA limits).

I just had my mower out and it ran on the first run in 3 weeks
ANSWER : I typically do 6 things in this situation:

1. Verify that the gas tank is full and closed
2. Verify that the oil is filled to the “full line”
3. Remove and inspect air filter clean/replace if necessary
4. Remove and inspect spark plug clean/replace as neccesary
5. Apply warm air to engine block via hair dryer at the spark plug for 5 minutes and attempt to restart
6. If that doesn’t work allow the mower to “rest” for 30 minutes and repeat step 5.

I have a yard machine 5.1 push mower. I can’t find my manual and it is low on oil. What type of oil does it take??
ANSWER : Most mowers take a 30 weight oil. that’s the 30 sae

What bolt do I need for MTD 11A-414E529 TO HOLD CARB ASSEMBLY ON TO MOTOR.
ANSWER : If you have a B&S, it is probably a half inch by 1/4 – 20.

Lawn mover will not start, was flipped over
ANSWER : The clicking noise may be the blade hitting the side of the mower or it was not put on properly. It needs a balance to the aluminum flywheel on top of the engine. The blade adapter and blade provide this balance for the engine to run.Good Day.

Where safety switches are located on Lesco Commerical walk behind lawn tractor?
ANSWER : Consult your service manual.

Where is the carb on a 21 inch yard machine – Mtd Yard – Man 160cc, 21" Self – Propelled Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Behind the air box/ air filter