How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
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The problem may be in the recoil starter itself. A tangled coil of rope or a broken spring may be the problem. In many cases the recoil starter is easily replaced as a single assembly. DO NOT attempt do take the starter apart.
Why Is Your Lawn Mower Pull Cord Hard To Pull? Your lawn mower pull cord hard to pull is because of the way you pull the cord, the area where your mower is located when you are trying to start it, because it has a blade obstruction, or because of a starter mechanism-related issue.
High compression in a cylinder usually means there is liquid oil and/or high carbon deposit in the combustion chamber displacing room for air. The air gets more compressed (because the combustion chamber is essentially smaller) and the pressure reads high.
To make pulling the cord easier, shift the lawnmower height up to start the machine, then lower it back down to your desired grass height to begin cutting.
If the pull rope doesn`t retract, it`s likely that the spring inside the recoil starter is broken. The recoil starter can also fail to engage the engine when the rope is pulled. Replace the recoil starter if the spring breaks or if the recoil starter won`t engage the engine.
There could be small leaks, holes, or tears in your garden hose or high-pressure hose that are causing your pressure washer to lose pressure when you pull the trigger. If you find leaks, plug the holes or replace the hose, which should solve your pressure issues.
The most likely reason a mower is hard to push is that the drive cable needs adjustment. Other possible causes include: Worn drive belt. Damaged pulley.
Too little compression (or too much cam duration) will cause cylinder pressure to drop, which will lower the power output of your engine. Too much compression (or too little cam duration) and cylinder pressure will be too high, causing pre-ignition and detonation.
If you discover you do have low compression, the only solution is to replace the leaking part whether it`s the piston, piston ring, camshaft, head gasket or valves.
A seized engine means the electronics in your vehicle may still work (i.e. the radio, A/C, etc.) but the engine itself will not turn over. Instead, you may hear a knocking or clunking sound.
Turn the bolt in a clockwise direction to free the engine. If you cannot get the engine to turn, apply penetrating oil to the walls of each cylinder through the spark plug wells. Give the oil a couple of hours to work its way past the piston rings and try again.
The operator pulls the rope`s handle or grip. This causes the rope to unwind around the crankshaft and spin it. The spinning motion of the crankshaft cranks the engine. The crankshaft`s motion engages the flywheel, enabling the engine to start.
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My edger tipped over briefly, now the starter cord is hard to pull and it won’t start.
Try removing the spark
plug and squirting some carb cleaner or starting fluid in the
cylinder. Pull the starter cord several times for the piston to drive
out the oil. Clean the plug and replace it. Try to start as normal.
If you have starting fluid squirt a shot in the air cleaner to help
make it easier to start the first time.
My chainsaw starts when there is no bar and chain on it but when I put the bar chain and side casing back on tighten the chain and pull the starter cord it is hard to pull and then the chain goes loose again
Have you just replaced the chain?If so there is a possibility the chain and drive sprocket don’t match causing the engaging spurs to ride on the sprocket teeth
Hard to pull starter rope. It doesn’t pull smoothly. hard to pull.
Take the spark plug out–does it pull smoothly now? If not, the pull cord may be the wrong size or it is damaged and/or doesn’t rewind correctly. Does the machine have a compression release? If so, it may be plugged with carbon. With the spark plug out, pull the engine through several times briskly with the throttle open and the choke off to expel any excess fuel from the crankcase. Hope some of this helps!
Chain saw won’t start – pull starter pulley hard to pull?
If it worked fine the last time you used it, then pull the spark plug and try pulling the rope. See if it’s easier or if gas shoots out of the plug hole. I’ve seen this happen when the diaphram in the carb goes bad from sitting over winter. It loads up the cylider with fuel and makes it very difficult to pull the rope. If there is no fuel in the cyliner and it’s still hard to pull, make sure there is nothing binding the clutch/sprocket. I’ve had chucks of wook lodged in there that caused it to bind the crank output, which resulted in a hard pull on the rope as well.
When i pull the starter cord it pulls back really hard
Pull off the spark plug and spray wd40 wait 15 min to 30 min and then pull without spark plug in then put the spark plug back in and then try it
While trying to start the saw the compression is so great that it is near imposible to pull the start rope ….ie won’t spin fast enough to start … new plug ,,,, new gas …..no start ,,,tired arm ,??????
Is there a compression release button?
Pull cord is difficult to pull after third pull becomes stuck but will turn if pull hard repeats every three to four pulls.
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I start twice (when I pull starter rope) then the rope won’t go back
can I know what happen
Your starter/recoil unit has malfunctioned. Disassembly/inspection down to the point where you can get the recoil off will be required. Remove the engine cover screws. The recoil unit may be part of the cover or may be under it. You will easily be able to access it. Replacement parts for your mower are readily available.