Generac pressure washer with Honda 5ph GC160 engine will crank but runs rought them cuts off but will crank-up again easy to start but runs rought.
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Sounds like water in the fuel, or old gas. Drain the tank into a suitable waste container. Drain the carburetor float bowl, and the fuel line. Reattach the fuel line, and clean the float bowl out. (BE careful of the float bowl gasket!)Replace the float bowl, and add fresh gasoline. I would use at least 91 octane. (NO gasohol!)You may have to run it for a while to straighten it out. Also remove the spark plug, and see if deposits have built up on the center and side electrode. Todays gasoline has all kinds of additives in it. Some are designed to keep deposits from building up so much. (In truth, all gasoline is the same)These small engines, usually require changing the spark plug at regular intervals.
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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.
As the fuel level drops, a vacuum begins to form in the fuel tank because air can get in to fill the space the consumed fuel occupied. After about 10 or 15 minutes, the vacuum will become strong enough that fuel will stop flowing to the carburetor and the lawnmower will die.
Clogged or Dirty Air Filters
It is one of the most common problems that cause lawnmowers to sputter. The mowers take the air from the surrounding through air filters and mix it with fuel inside the engine. So, if the air filter is clogged or dirty, it will affect the flow of air into the carburetor.
The most common reason your car starts then dies immediately is because of a lack of fuel in the engine. This often happens because there is a small amount of fuel in the fuel rail, which helps to start the engine. However, there is no fuel pressure to keep the engine running.
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.
A dirty air filter inhibits the flow of air into the carburetor. Clean or replace the air filter to stop the mower from sputtering to a halt. Too much air can also cause problems for the engine. A bad cap on the gas tank is the first place to look.
The most common cause of excessive vibration is an unbalanced blade. If you`ve recently had your blade sharpened, it`s possible the blade hasn`t been properly balanced during the sharpening process. To fix this, the blade should be removed, rebalanced and refitted.
Use Carburetor Cleaner
Fortunately, you can generally do this without even taking the carburetor out of the engine. Start by purchasing some commercial lawnmower carburetor cleanerOpens a new window, which comes in a simple spray can and will make it easy to clean the inside and outside of the carb.
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Cranks up and runs fine ,then starts cutting out then runs fine and starts cutting out again
I am no pro but my suggestion to you is if you have changed your spark plug recently check the gap on it and make sure it is right and make sure is the right spark plug for it. Also check the oil if it is low the motor as it gets hot will start to sputter or if it has to much oil it will have an air lock and blow you Lhead gasket after a while. Another thing to check is the air filter to make sure it is clean and check the timing with this if you don’t trust your self ask an repair expert for your brand of mower.
Seems to start easily run for a few minutes and then slow and stop–bulb remains full –gas is good–have tried half choke in case too lean–did not solve–also seems possibly related to the angle I hold it at–seems to cut out quicker if blower tube angled more downward.
Your filter may be hanging up in the tank. you also my be losing compression
42 inch mower cuts uneven, what is the problem?
Several things here could be the problem. Check to see if mower deck is level, measure distance on both side on a level surface. Check tire’s for low air. If you’ve replace the mandrel’s lately, some have a left & right side & if not put back together properly this will cause uneven cutting
My Husqvarna 128cd weedeater would run with choke on but not in the run position. Sometimes it would run in the run position but would not stay running. I had it running and then it cut off. I now cannot get it to crank at all. Any ideas
More than likely a fueling issue, wrong fuel air mix or air leak somewhere
Uneven grass cutting
I have seen dull blades, blades not installed right and an un-level deck cause that.Hope this helps.
Bad Clutch?? 455 rancher 20″ bar) I have owned it for two years and cut tons of fire wood with it. I recently replaced the oil pump. Yesterday I’m cutting oak like butter. Chain saw is cutting fine.. For no apparent reason it starts struggling to cut. I figure I hit something with the chain. I go to sharpen and notice that the clutch it’s red hot. I take it apart clean it up sharpen it up put it back together fire it up and start to cut. It starts to cut on angle and has no power?? runs fine revving it but will not cut?? What do you think?
Hi Before other checking change the spring of the clutch(2). best regards savumihai71
Mt999 chainsaw. Brand new. Not cutting through wood although blade rotating. Just seems to be burning wood.
Shouldnt be using a chainsaw if you cant figure the chain is on wrong…….just saying…
The blades are cutting unevenly – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
I know this will sound a little crazy, but check the air pressure in you tires. My neighbor had the same problem. The tires looked okay until he sat on the mower. One of the rear tires was low which caused the mower to sit lower on one side. Next check the linkages on the deck to make sure they are hooked up and haven’t fell off.