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Have you tried cleaning the carburetor out, it sounds like you have a piece of dirt in the main jet, u can try this 1st, remove the air cleaner from the carburetor, rev the engine and put hand or a rag over the carb inlet for air, this is sometimes successful in “pulling” the dirt particle through the main jet and clearing the problem, also check the fuel tank for dirt or rust particles and make sure the fuel doesn’t have water or is contaminated by water

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There may be old or bad fuel in the carburetor float bowl. 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 make the engine hard to start. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner.
A short chirp or squeak is normal, especially when related components are new. In the same way that a new pair of sneakers can make a squeaking sound when stopping or starting across a clean floor, these belts may develop a similar sound when the rubber belt contacts with these metal pulleys.
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.
If you pull the cord and hear your engine turn over, but your mower is not starting, the most common reasons for this are low fuel, a broken gas valve, or a bad choke fault. A broker spark plug could also be the culprit. You may also have to change the fuel pump if it does not get fuel to the ignition system.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
The clicking noise comes from a part called the starter solenoid. The solenoid connects the battery to the starter motor when the solenoid is energized. The key switch and the safety switches in the starter circuit combine to energize the solenoid. If the solenoid is clicking, the circuit that triggers it is working.
An airlock is one of the common causes why your mower won`t start after running out of fuel. An Airlock occurs when air replaces fuel in the fuel lines. As you refill your fuel tank, you could push the air towards your mower`s carburetor, which keeps the new fuel from reaching the engine.

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Engineer starts, and stop – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
ANSWER : Clean fuel system
lines
tank
carburetor main jet, float bowl
check cable/linkage adjustments

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Mower won’t start. Toro mower..engine won’t turn over. Cleaned sparkplug…checked air filter..weather cool. Followed instructions for cold engine…prime witrh three pushes of the bulb..wnon’t even hint at a start..
ANSWER : Something everyone over looks is oil. Did you check the oil? You seemed to mention everything else but. If you have a low oil switch with low oil it will not start

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I prime my tecumseh engine three times as stated. The lawn mower still will not start. How do I investigate to figure out what is wrong? I have taken it to a repair man twice. After I get it back it will start the first couple of times that I try it. Then it goes back to its history of not starting when I prime it 3 times. Sometimes I can prime it 7-9 times and it might start. Sometimes if I prime it 30-40 times it might start the next day.
ANSWER : This sounds like a fuel delivery problem. Maybe remove the carb and tear it down and then soak it overnight in a cleaner after removing all the moving parts…not real hard normally…then let dry and reassemble…If this doesn’t improve the fuel delivery problem, maybe get another carb for it….Make sure the air filter is not plugged up, blocking air flow to the carb itself..just something to make sure of at first.

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MY POULAN PRO 6.5 WONT START….nEED TO REPLACE SPARL PLUG BUT DO NOT KNOW ‘right one”..
ANSWER : Take the old plug out, any auto store should be able to match it up.

Gary

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Problem starting every time when starting cold I have to crank engine several times, after it runs it will start every time until it sets for a few days, then back to the repeated cranking.
ANSWER : Thats perfectly normal

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The oil pressure light comes on when i idle down the engine and one time it shut down and would not start back i let it sit for several hours and it started back and is running fine but the oil light still comes on when i idle it down
ANSWER : So, tell me have you checked your oil level? that would be the first thing to do then check your oil pressure switch and /connections

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I am another owner of the 24 hp. briggs and stratten ELS that has blew a rod out the side. How can I get help replacing this motor that has been such a terrible problem
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Honda gx200The water blaster just stopped and I change the spark plug but still only a very small spark that is when it sparks?Coil buggered?
ANSWER : Very small spark okay as long as its blue and not bright yellow.try using starting fluid if runs might want to see if carburetor is getting fuel.

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