Craftsman

Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
Clean the carburetor jets out thoroughly with carburetor cleaner and a strand of wire through all openings. this is a common problem with the engine dies a minute or so after it starts up

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 :

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.

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.
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.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
A dirty carburetor is the most common cause of a lawn mower that starts and then dies. Other possible causes include: Stale/Dirty Gas. Faulty Choke.
If you find that your lawnmower keeps dying, or keeps stalling while cutting grass, then inspect the spark plugs. Look for signs of damage or wear. Something as simple as a cracked porcelain insulator can mean an electrode has been damaged or burned away.
As with most gas-powered lawn mowers, hold down the handlebar and pull the cord. Then pull up on the drive lever to engage the drive system. For a battery-powered motor, push the start button and pull on the handle to start moving forward.
The most common cause of a mower that runs for thirty minutes and then dies is a faulty armature. A faulty gas cap is the second most likely cause.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

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.

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

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

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

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

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

Where is battery on craftsman self propelled mower
ANSWER : Unless it’s an electric start model there is none

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

Where is fuel filter located – Poulan Pro 22" Self Propelled High Wheel Mower
ANSWER : If it’s not in the main gas line it’s probably in the bottom of the carb cup.

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

Drive wheels wobble – Mtd Yard – Man 160cc, 21" Self – Propelled Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Lowes or home depot have replacement ones

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

Seems to have oil in crank case – Poulan Pro 22" Self Propelled High Wheel Mower
ANSWER : Where would you expect the oil to be

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman

It is leaking from thr water tank whenwever I flush from thehole in the commode how to fic it
ANSWER : You have two seperate the tank from the comode and replace the comode inlet cover with a new one and reseal it down wont cost over 20.00 dollars becareful retighting it if you get one side to tight you will break water tank and then well new comode then good luck

Read Full Q/A … : Craftsman