Will not collect grass

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

We provide a variety of viewpoints on how to identify and fix common gardening problems. Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced gardeners :

Check your grass bag isn`t clogged

This is one of the most common causes of poor grass collection. If the lining of your grass bag is clogged with old grass you should clean it using a jet wash, air line or simply a brush and water.

Why doesn`t my lawn tractor discharge grass properly? The underlying cause for improper grass discharge is lack of airflow through the deck. WET GRASS: Wet grass is heavy and the available air flow from a properly functioning mower is not sufficient to throw the wet clippings out of the deck.
Your lawn mower spits out cut grass pieces that begin flying around during mowing because you are cutting grass that is too long or wet, using dull mower blades, or there is a blocked grass chute. Other reasons include a dirty mower deck or the grass bag being loose.
Using walk-behind mowers to clean up leaves

Most walk-behinds are capable of mulching and bagging. To bag leaves, make sure the rear-discharge plug is removed and attach the bag. Close the side discharge chute and you`re good to go. To mulch, remove the bag and plug the port, leaving the side discharge chute closed.

A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.

They can be more expensive than traditional lawn mowers.

Riding mowers can be an excellent investment for any homeowner with a large lawn or someone needing to mow quickly. They are designed to cover more ground in less time and can even be equipped with features like mulching capabilities and grass collection bags.

A grass catcher is attached onto the back of a mower and is part of a collection system, it is used to collect grass clippings instead of leaving them laying on the lawn. Collection systems can be used on riding mowers and zero turns while grass bags are attached to the back of walk behind mowers.
Clear the mower deck of debris.

Grass clippings can clog the mower deck, especially while mowing a wet lawn, preventing the blade from turning. If the starter rope seems stuck or is difficult to pull, then it`s probably due to a clogged deck.

Mower decks often have an enamel paint coating that helps prevent grass clippings from sticking. But over time, this paint can wear out. You can refresh the coating with other lubricants, like non-stick cooking spray, or use a lawn mower paint available at your local hardware or home improvement store.
To prevent grass buildup from sticking to your mower, spray the deck with non-stick cooking spray, silicone lubricant, or a rust protectant. Mow regularly at high throttle when your grass is dry to reduce buildup. Switch to high-lift blades if your mower is compatible.

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Mower jerks when going up an incline. – Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower 46 Cut Kohler Yth21k46
ANSWER : Belt spilling

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Husqvarna instructions How do I find the engine serial number ?
ANSWER : The number should be on a sticker on side of the motor. If it’s a Briggs engine than it could also be on valve cover

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My Husqvarna tractor is 3 years old and now leaking oil from the engine. Is it under warranty or is there any recalls. Thanks, Al Irelan
ANSWER : Ask Husqy…

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How to unlock motor on husquavarna mower – Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp, Model# Yth2348
ANSWER : I’d love to help but don’t know what you mean by ‘unlocking’ the motor?

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What is the valve clearance on my lawn mower?
ANSWER : What type of engine

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How much oil does this engine take – Husqvarna 22 hp 42" Yard Tractor YTH22V42
ANSWER : Page 4 of your manual states: With Filter 64 ounces
Without Filter 60 ounces

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How do I by-pass safety switches onyth24k48
ANSWER : Unplug them or install a jumper depending on the electrical circuit design.

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Starting will not start
ANSWER : Pull the air cleaner and check for obstructions, dirt, oil etc. Leave off and try to start. Check plug for oil or wetness from fuel. Have a spare handy to check for spark. A shot of instant start into the air cleaner housing might help if the mower has bad or old fuel. You should drain the fuel out if it over a month old and unpreserved. Also, if the mower has been sitting with fuel in it the main jet sometimes gets clogged up due to todays alcohol enhanced fuels. You should get some help with removing the main jet and cleaning it out.

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