Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
The cable is broke are the belt is broke

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 :

If your lawnmower is starting and then stalling, the most likely issue is the carburetor. The most common issue is that the carburetor is dirty. Here`s what you need to know about how a dirty carburetor can cause a lawnmower to start, then stall out and die.
A full gas tank and oil reservoir are the essential first steps when checking why the lawn mower won`t stay running, but the problem could also be a dirty filter, clogged carburetor, improper fuel mixture, or a dirty spark plug.
Recoil start

When the rope`s grip is pulled, the rope uncoils, tensions the spring, engages the clutch and turns the crankshaft, spinning it to crank or start the engine before the end of the pull stroke. The running of the engine then disengages the clutch.

If your lawn mower starts, runs briefly, then dies these are the four most common reasons that`s happening: Dirty carburetor / clogged carburetor bowl. Old gasoline that has gone bad. Dirty or defective spark plugs.
If a mower is hard to start, it may be the result of a dirty carburetor and/or a clogged air filter. Use a screwdriver to remove the carburetor and clean any dirt out of it with a rag. Clean the air filter or replace it if it`s disposable.
How Long Do Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers Last? A self-propelled mower should last eight years or more, depending on how often it`s used. (Most manufacturers rate their mowers for a set number of service hours.) There`s no significant difference in the service life of a self-propelled mower versus a standard push model.
If the throttle is stuck in one position, the engine might not receive the correct fuel mixture to start. Most throttle problems are solved with cleaning, lubrication and slight adjustments of the throttle cable, which leads from the throttle control to the engine.
Check the drive control cable when your lawn mower won`t move because the drive cable can stretch over time. Replace the control cable if it`s damaged. A worn or broken drive belt will also prevent the mower from moving so check the belt next. Adjust the drive belt or replace it if it`s broken.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

My Self-propelled push lawn mower is no longer “self-propelled” while the wheels are on the ground. When not on the ground, the wheels engage but VERY slow.
ANSWER : Try putting new bail one it and see what that dose
9 out of 10 that’s what is

Mower will start but when I pull back on the self propelled handle it doesn’t take off, you have to push it still.
ANSWER : The cable is broke are the belt is broke

Mower will start but when I pull back on the self propelled handle it doesn’t take off, you have to push it still. The self propelled cable has came loose from down under the plastic piece that covers the self propelled contraption and I don’t know what it connects to. do not have a manual I bought it from lowe’s as a return.
ANSWER : Im a girl and I fixed it myself, yay! The cable had broke down where the self propel is at and came out of the eye that it was to be in so i re-wired ti back. Anyways Im glad I didn’t get a response on here cause I got a bad steer about my tv and i think you just are guessing and hope people don’t bother any longer and that you have lucky guessed. thanks anyways

How to replace the handle lever? – Toro Lawn Boy Self Propelled CARB Walk Power Mower
ANSWER : The handle just sits in a hole you should be able to pop it out fairly easy.

I have a toro self propelled 6 hp lawnmower battery and pull start it wont start with battery but will with pull cord
ANSWER : Try to start it using jumper cables to boost it from another battery. If it starts, your battery needs replacing.

I was just mowing and lost the self propel..very hard to push
ANSWER : Sounds like a bad belt.

What oil to I use in toro self propelled lawn mover is 5w30 ok
ANSWER : Hi jonconbuck…
5W30 is ok during the winter season…but use 10W30 or 30 W non detergent during the summer season
Please take time to rate me

Why wont my mower start and gas comes out of muffler
ANSWER : Carb is flooding out ether bad plug or your carberator needs rebuilt