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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Walk behind mowers provide easy access and the design for air filter placement is fairly universal between manufacturers. You may see some slight variations, but for the most part, the air filter on a walk behind mower is located on the side of the engine cover.
There`s not usually a huge difference in quality from one brand of lawn mower oil filter to the next. Over the years I`ve used half a dozen brands, and they all work pretty much the same.
A mower engine will run without an air filter, however prolonged use without the air filter risks damaging the piston and cylinder.
Check for Air Filter Dimensions on the Side of your Air Filter. Most filters come labelled with two size measurements that can be found along the filter`s side. Often there is a `nominal` size written in big print, as well as an adjacent `actual` size written in smaller print.
Look at Your Existing Air Filter. If your HVAC system has an air filter, you can look for its size to ensure you can get the right replacement. Most filters have sizes listed on the side in print, including the length, width, and depth in inches. Usually, they`re listed in that order.
No, HVAC air filters differ in quality and dimensions, and some have features that others don`t. In most instances we advise using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system.
Your car actually has two separate air filters: a cabin air filter and an engine air filter. Each of these filters works to keep harmful contaminants out of your vehicle.
Briggs & Stratton engines use one of three types of air filters: paper, foam, or dual element. An air filter plus a filter cartridge and pre-cleaner will ensure that your small engine runs smoothly this season and the next.
Changing the air filter in your lawnmower is an important part of maintaining a healthy and safe environment. A clogged or dirty air filter can cause your engine to overheat, not run efficiently, pollute the environment, and could even be a fire hazard. Not changing it regularly can also lead to costly repairs!

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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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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

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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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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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Lawn mower motor runs good, the drive wheels run good but the blade won’t stay enguaged. Thanks
ANSWER : Check your cable that controls the blade engagement.

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I have had a poulan pro 550 series push mower for almost 1 year at the end of the season last year the mower would start briefly and then stop. i have cleaned out the air filter and that did not help.the mower started, i made one revolution around the yard 3/4th of the way the mower quit. I then primed the mower it started then quit and now it will not start at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do. Thanks
ANSWER : There is a little spring that works the carburetor arm. If that popped off then the mower will not run.

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Wont start no ignition put new plug in and fuel filter
ANSWER : Flush gas tank, fill with fresh gas and Stabil. Replace air filter. Remove bowl from carb clean bowl and holes in bowl screw.

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Lawn mower will start and run for 5 seconds and shut down
ANSWER : Will it stay running with your choke on? if so then clean your carb. if not then look for a blockage from tank to carb. ie fuel shut off, deteriorated fuel line. plugged filter etc

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