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Clean the fly wheel and then check the points. The gap between the megneto coil and fly wheel is minimal. Also check the spark plug lead is clean also. Then get a new spark plug and it should work.

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When you leave the mower out when it`s raining, the spark plugs will come in contact with water. This means they won`t manage to supply power to the engine allowing you to start the mower. That is why it is crucial to monitor the plugs once in a while to ensure that they are operational.
Broken, damaged or corroded wire. Timing. Improper spark plug gap. Faulty ignition coil.
You should never leave your electric lawn mower out in the rain. Water can seep in through openings in electric lawn mowers that can cause connectors and the battery to malfunction and erode.
This can happen when the mower has been left outside during heavy rains. Moisture can prevent the spark from going off, so you may need to check the spark plug and clean it from any moisture or condensation. Clean and dry the spark plug thoroughly and use a little sandpaper to get rid of any residue if necessary.
Loss of spark is caused by anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. This includes worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad plug wires or a cracked distributor cap.
Causes of a carbon-fouled spark plug include a dirty air filter, excessive driving at low speeds, too rich of a fuel/air mixture, dirty fuel injectors or idling your vehicle for too long.
An engine that`s getting gas and not starting probably has a flooded carburetor or cylinder soaked with gasoline. Often your nose can make the diagnosis: Flooded engines reek of unburned fuel. Park the mower on level ground, and wait about 15 minutes for the gas to evaporate.
No, you should not use a lawn mower in the rain. It will almost always yield poor cutting results and potentially damage your lawn mower. Moisture is problematic for the mowers metal parts, its fuel tank, and parts of its engine.

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Will not start turns over has spark the engine was running and killed and will not restart
ANSWER : If you have good fuel to the plug and a good spark and it still does not start it could be a timing issue, check the flywheel key has not sheared.

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Mower runs till it gets hot and stops – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Could be the magneto, when it gets hot it will not prodce the spark to the plug.

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Spark plug it’s dry in not getting fuel to that
ANSWER : Clean your carb real good you will be amazed!!!!!!!!

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Left the electric lawn mower in the rain this winter thinking it was like the gas one. Will not hold a charge. How do we fix?
ANSWER : If you are not mechanically inclined, You may want to seek the help of your local mower shop. However, If you can take the top off. Make sure you make a diagram of the wiring or a picture before you take any thing apart. Take the batteries out and get them load tested. If you have a Battery Plus in your area, You may be able to get new batteries from them.

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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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What type of spark plug and the gap size – Tecumseh Lawn Boy Push Mowers Insight Silver Powered Series – Sens – A – Speed Walk Behind Mower – 10685
ANSWER : The Tecumseh Push mowers, most or all of the Tecumseh brands uses a Champion J8c, and the gap at .020.

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Lawn mower cranck but wont start…
ANSWER : Since you already checked for spark and air I would drain all the fuel out of it and check that fuel for water. Over time some lawn mowers end up with contaminated fuel. You can see the water sitting on the bottom of the fuel if you let it stand for a bit in a small plastic bowl.

Be sure to empty and dry out you fuel can as well. Especially if the mower stopped running right after a refuel. Which is a good sign your gas can is contaminated too.

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Bosch electric lawn mower wont start, how do I fix it?
ANSWER : Cable damaged …renew cable . ..if does not work try condenser.

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