Questions tagged [lawnmower]

Predominantly a gasoline powered, bladed machine used in the process of cutting grass.

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1993 Model Craftsman (917.257560) dies when blades are engaged

So this mower is only 5 years younger than I am... I was having problems with it last weekend when I was trying to get it out. Charged the battery, checked the carb and checked the starter. Everything ...
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Can't get my riding mower to start, Craftsman LT1000

Ok, so here's the full timeline on what's happened. About a week or 2 ago I got a mower from a guy I know who wasn't using it. It's an 18HP Craftsman LT1000. The only issue he told me about is that ...
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Weed Wacker Not Running Properly

I have a Remington weed wacker that is ~2 years old. It worked great for the first 2 or 3 months but then I could not get it to work properly. I have tried new gas, new plug, adjusting the idle on ...
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22HP Troybilt Riding Lawnmower “stutters” while mowing

When initially started, the engine seems to catch or "stutter" a bunch until I get the choke put in the exactly right spot. Then, upon activating the blade deck, it sputters everywhere from every few ...
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Bent push rod, valve bent as well?

so i finally got around to opening up the head of my lawn mower and found out why it wasnt running. the intake push rod is bent. and the exhaust is straight. obviously my valves were way out of spec ...
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Cub Cadet 1529 lawn tractor bogging down under load

Here are the specs: http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/001/2/0/1202-cub-cadet-1529-engine.html I got this lawn mower used in 2012 (it was in very good condition). It has somewhere around 500+ ...
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John Deere x738 mower stopped working suddenly

My JD X738 only has 33 hours on it. I was mowing the other day just fine & suddenly the mower part quit & the steering became difficult and stiff. I drove it into the garage to check it out. ...
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Lawn tractor blue white smoke

I was mowing for the first time this season and after an hour, I noticed a small amount of smoke, liquid spray from near the carburetor area. I noticed a hose had popped out so I reconnected it. This ...
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Do you need this lawnmower part and what does it do?

I have a craftsman riding lawnmower model 247.203744 I started it up and heard a sound that made a kind of plastic getting broken sound... which it was. There is a black disk inside the engine ...
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Hole in the engine of John Deere riding mower

How costly would it be to fix a John Deere riding mower that has a hole in the engine? Can the hole be repaired or must the engine be replaced?
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Starter Gear On Riding Mower

The starter gear teeth on my lawn mower has been sheared off. As a result it is not engaging the flywheel. When I turned the key the first time, the flywheel engaged but the mower did not start (the ...
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Briggs alternator identification

These are pics of the alternator, yes I have looked at the Briggs guide, the most similar one I’ve found is the 397880 but this does not have the capacitors on it. I’ve spent hours looking so maybe ...
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lawnmower shaft is off aligment after hitting pipe stump

I have a Ariens self propelled lawnmower that I happend to hit a iron marker(pipe) with. When the blade hit the pipe, the lawnmower jolted and the engine stopped. I took a look and the blade still ...
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More durable rotary rotary lawnmower wheels?

What are some suitable replacements for modern rotary lawnmower wheels? I have something similar to this: Typical push-style Masport lawnmower 7" (~175mm) front-end Masport wheel 8" (~200mm) rear-...
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Shuts down / will not go up any kind of incline / replace belts and check oil, filters

My mower only has 113.8 hours on it. This would have been my 3rd season to use it. First cut of the season after about 20 to 30 minutes on it, it stalls out and will not go up an incline of any kind, ...
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why does my craftsman riding mower not work in 2 3 and 4th gear?

why does my craftsman riding mower not go into 2 3 or 4th gear?it will go into low gears but not the high gears. is it my pulley or my belts or what? i have replaced the transmission and it still is ...
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Craftsman Garden Tractor 26 HP no Drive when I let the clutch out

Craftman 26 HP Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model 917.25024. my problem is very simular first mow of the season. mowed about 15 ft. and stopped to check how it was mowing and when i went to let ...
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2016 Craftsman YT3000 lawn mover

My mower runs and the blades will engage but the mover will not move. I have the engagement lever (on the back of the mover in the correct position). The drive belt has tension but doesn't rotate ...
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Engine/model information for lawnmower

I need a riding mower. I am low on dollars and my neighbour has a year-old John Deere that needs an engine. What do I need to know about the motor to search for one? Where do I search? And would it be ...
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Riding mower goes backwards when I press the gas

I have a craftsman ride on lawnmower (42 inch deck model 25581). It recently stopped going forward. It goes in reverse when i press the pedal down (reverse) and goes in reverse faster (as if going ...
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Older craftsman lawn mower 14 HP popped out of neutral to first gear

I was running gas out of mower while it was in neutral, it jumped gears and started climbing a milk crate. I could backup off milk crate, so I run gas out of mower while holding clutch in until motor ...
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I have 2011model John Deere D110, 186 hours

Deere service dept. says needs camshaft repair, price $900. Mower has been serviced by Deere yearly. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced a problem like this one, and what did they figure out....
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Yamaha YT3600 Erratic Revs

https://imgur.com/gallery/FbeIU8Y Could anyone indicate where to look first? I’ve not had much luck. Checked the air filter, fuel lines. It runs smooth when it’s under high load (mower deck on and ...
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Lawn Mower Engine Knocking

To get to the gist, a few days ago the lawn mower had ended up on its side for about 10 minutes. I flipped it back over and didn't use it for about two days. I started it today. At first it had a ...
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Are riding mowers required to have emissions controls in the US?

I know that regular push mowers are not required to have any sort of emissions controls, so mowing is pretty terrible environmentally. Riding mowers are bigger, and burn more gas, so without any sort ...