there something broken on your
lawnmower or small engine?
Sometimes when parts have to be
ordered it takes time to get the
parts in. Save time and order the
parts now and have your lawnmower or
small engine ready by the time lawn
Gas going bad
is a big problem really the main
problem. Bad gas gums up the
carburetor and can make repairs
expensive. The gas we have today has
no preservatives in it.
NOTE (The ounce
or two of gas in the carburetor will
not last but for a few months but if
you put stabilizer in your fresh gas
can it can last for up to 2 years) I
suggest putting any type gas
stabilizer in your gas can to help
your small engines carburetor stay
(This will save you money and
stabilizer don’t cost very much and
will save you a lot of money in the
long run) Stabilizer should be used
year round to keep your engine
Make sure you are poring gas in the
and not kerosene or heater fuel. So
many people grab the wrong container
after winter and fill there
lawnmower or small engine with fluid
that is not gas.
Check your container
and make sure the fluid is gasoline.
The spark plug will and can go bad.
Your spark plug may be sparking but
it may have a short in side of the
porcelain, which is located in the
center of the plug. Your lawnmower
may skip or not run at all. The best
way to check if this is your problem
is to change the plug. When you
change your plug
to gap the electrode where it is
curved with a feeler gauge at the
recommended spec in your owner’s
manual. Or call your nearest
Did you change your oil this month?
(Take 15min out of your time and
make your engines last longer) Oil
is a necessity for all engines
especially your small engines. Small
engines work very hard and the oil
they take breaks down quick and
needs to be changed every 25hrs.
Keeping your oil changed adds to the
life of your small engine.
your blade sharp?
A sharp blade makes your engine not
have to work as hard in turn you
don’t use as much gas and it don’t
take as long to cut the grass.
Keeping your blade sharp will make
your grass look nicer.
Is your lawnmower or small engine
smoking after you sharpened the
blade? When you’re lifting a lawnmower or small engine on its side
sometimes oil leaks in to the
carburetor and makes it smoke. If
you run the lawnmower or small
engine for a few minutes the
smoking should stop. Always lift
with the carburetor up.
Why have a self-propelled drive on
your push mower and it not work? To
make your self-propelled drive
system last longer you have to keep
it clean. Keeping your belts clean
will keep your self-propelled system
working correctly. Grass build up
will cause you major problems so I
feel you need to clean your
self-propelled drive every time you
change your oil every 25hrs. This is
very simple to do.
Example: throttle cables, choke
cables, self propel cables save the
life of your cables by lubricating
them frequently. They will last
longer if they are moving properly.
All cables are important and need to
work properly for the life of your
lawnmower. Use a good spray
lubricant to oil the cables.
Is the fluid in your battery
full? If you keep your battery fluid
full it will last longer. If your
battery needs fluid use distilled
water to refill.
(Keep battery charged over the
winter to save you from having to
buy one every year)