I have an MTD riding mower, 18hp twin power. I have a carburetor issue, if I choke the carb and cover the little hole with my finger, the engine starts right up. If I remove my finger, it will die. I run the rider with choke pulled out fully. I am unable to utilize the throttle control or it will die. If I push in the choke just a little it will die, does anyone have an answer to my dilemma?
By Dano77 from Buckner, MO
Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!
My MTD 15.5HP riding mower won't run unless the choke is pulled out. What could be the problem and how to fix it?
By Ron from Nashville, TN
Ron, I think your carburetor is dirty. Remove and clean it well. Billy Griffiths from South Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have Troy Built riding mower, it's fairly new. Lately, it only runs when the choke is open. When I close the choke it dies. Any advice please?
I have a 16hp Sears riding mower. I got the engine to work fine, but it only runs with the choke on, once the choke is off the engine dies.