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Lawn tractor, difficulty starting in cold weather

I have a Troy Bilt Bronco riding tractor, about 6 years young, with a Kohler Courage 20 (19hp) engine that is extremely difficult to start in temperatures below 40F. This is a persistent problem. ...
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Lawn mower safety cable issues

I spent all weekend trying to fix why the lawnmower would sometimes not start/stay started. It needed maintenance anyway so I changed the spark plug, changed the oil and even rebuilt all the o-rings ...
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Why does my Weedeater muffler glow red?

I have a Ryobi Cs30 Weedeater and the muffler glows red after a minute or two of use at full throttle. I took the muffler off and air blows through freely with no resistance. I have checked spark plug ...
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Why won't my Sears lawn tractor go?

I was driving along and it just quit moving it would not go into any gear... when I try to it does nothing. I pulled it up to the garage, jacked it up and can't figure it out. When I look under ...
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John Deere LX 266 lawn tractor engine dies

I have a John Deere LX 277 lawn tractor that has developed an engine problem that has my mechanic and me stumped. The motor in question is a Kawasaki FH500V (electric starter). While the engine is ...
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Overfilled my B&S 725ex self propelled lawmower

I overfilled my B&S 725ex self propelled lawnmower. I cut front yard no problem. Yesterday I went to cut back yard. I realized I had overfilled it with oil. I drained oil refilled to proper level ...
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Can an ignition coil melt-down?

I'm having trouble with a John Deere 210 Lawn & Garden Tractor. I mowed happily for an hour in the morning, then it quit on me after five minutes of mowing in the afternoon. No noises, just died;...
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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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Craftsman push mower won't start after hitting stump

Hit blind stump, bent blade bad, replaced blade, no start. Replaced spark plug, air filter, still won't start (needed it anyhow) Prime or no prime, similar behavior. I cranked over 150 times now, ...
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Craftsman lawn mower won't move

My son was cutting the grass the other day and stopped. After he stopped the lawn mower wouldn't go into gear. 1-6 or reverse, nothing. The blade still engages and turns however it seems to have an ...
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Briggs and Stratton yard machine mower

My 2yr old mower puts too much gas in the carburetor . It fills up behind the air filter. not safe ... DO you have a reason why it might do this ?
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Lawn Motor Troubleshooting - No Spark?

I filled up my lawnmower from a gas can earlier today and spent about 15 minutes trying to pull start it. I've checked the oil level and color and both seem fine to my inexpert eye. On two separate ...
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B&S push mower starts and stalls after refueling

I've very recently had some trouble with a push mower I bought last fall. A couple weeks ago, the engine died a couple minutes after I started mowing. Turns out it was out of gas, so I refilled it. ...
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Craftsman lawn tractor

I was driving my lawn tractor when it just stop moving. It did not matter what gear I was in, it was not going anywhere. I removed the mower deck so that I can see under the tractor. I first checked ...
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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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Should I replace a “blown” engine on my John Deere mower?

I have a 2005 John Deere 115 19 HP automatic riding mower. After leaving it in the garage all winter, I started the mower, drove it about 50 yards, and engaged the blade. It went about 20 feet, made a ...
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kraftsman lawn mower runs for 10 minutes, sputters and dies

I have a Kraftsmann 550 series push lawn mower with Brigg and Stratton engine that runs for about 10 minutes and then sputters and dies. I can start it again after prime it again, but it will run for ...
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Problem starting Husqvarna Kohler 20 hp Gas Powered Riding Mower

I am pretty new at this but I'm trying to learn more about my lawn mower. I am having problem starting the lawn mower, I've tried the following steps to diagnose the problem ... maybe I can get more ...
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White outdoor lawn tractor issue

I have a White Outdoor lawn tractor with Tecumseh engine. I have the following issues and need to find the culprit: Heavy white smoke Oil smell gas There's oil under the air filter and it's leaking ...
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Did I blow my engine with too much oil?

I recently changed the oil and filter on my 2007 Sears tractor. I put in 64 oz as instructed. The tractor ran about 45 minutes, I mowed the lawn. No problems. 3 days later I went to mow again, and ...
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Trouble Shooting Lawn Tractor Starter Engine

I own a Craftsmen 917.270930 and I am having a difficult time getting it to start. When I turn the key, The fly wheel spins a few rotations and stops ( No clicking noises ). The battery sits at 12....
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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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Tecumseh Yard Machine (156cc) does not start and there's no combustion: Does this sound like an ignition coil issue?

I recently picked up a small mower on craigslist as a fun side-project, but I have had only a little experience with small engines, and limited limited funds for troubleshooting. Could someone give ...
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Small engine starts then stops

A craftsman mower did not start at all. I cleaned out the carburetor, cleaned the passages on the bowl bolt. The air filter is clean, the fuel drips in a 1/8" stream without the bowl attached. ...
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Lawn Mower Starts if I Tilt It Sideways

I'm no kind of small engine mechanic but my friend gave me a gas mower which worked great when I started it. Turned it off and back on a few times, then when I was almost finished the yard it conked ...
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Using SAE 10W-30 in both Vehicle and Lawnmower

I have a Toyota vehicle with the 1MZFE engine, and have purchased SAE 10W-30 engine oil to put in this car. My question is this: Is there a problem with putting this kind of oil in my Troy-Bilt ...
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Lawn tractor won't start

Not sure if this is the right stack exchange forum to post this in or not, hoping it is... I have a Toro lawn tractor which is having issues starting. I have been using it fine for the last few weeks ...
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How is the battery on my riding mower charged?

I just started my riding mower for the season and in doing the basics (oil change, spark plug, air filter cleaning, take the trickle charger leads off) I was looking at the mower and realized I didn't ...
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la115 lawnmower not crank

My john deere LA115 lawnmower wont crank when I turn the key lights come on only.It does not turn over at all but when I took the positive end to starter and grounded it turned over that way.What ...
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Craftsman rider mower clutch stays depressed

My Craftsman rider mower clutch pedal stays depressed and mower will not go forward or reverse when in gear. It is a belt driven basic rider. How can I release the clutch pedal to go back to normal?
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Husqvarna zero-turn mower keeps throwing blades

We recently bought a Husqvarna M ZT-52 zero-turn lawn mower. It's been working wonderfully, except yesterday, the center blade and retaining bolt fell shot off while I was mowing. We flipped the ...
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JD L110 cranks but does not start

My John Deere L110 Riding Mower all of a sudden has decided not to start. I turn the key and it cranks, but does not start. By looking at the fuel filter, it appears there is no gas in the filter. ...
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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 ...