I have a Poulan Pro Push Mower. I tried to get it to start and it wouldn't. I checked the spark plug and it was bad so I changed it. I filled it up with gas and it has oil. What else could make it not start?
James from Portageville, MO
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By spurlock small engine09/15/2010
You could either have a clogged air filter, or a no ground on your dead man switch.
In order for an engine to fire, you need three things: G.A.S. Gas, Air, Spark
Hi, to narrow down the problem, spray a shot of starting fluid in the carb and try to start then. If it starts and dies or engine tries to fire, you have a fuel problem. If it does not fire, you have a electrical problem. Try this and go from there. This at least lets you know which way to troubleshoot. Hope this is useful.
By Sally 04/04/2009
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Lawn mower has no spark. Tip given was to check the points and replace the coil. My lawn mower does not have Points or Coils. <br />Just thought you may like to know.
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By Harry (Guest Post)07/02/2008
Try a shot of carburetor cleaner in the air filter, then try to start it immediatley
By ann. (Guest Post)06/29/2008
Some ideas of things to check (from my husband)-is the plug getting fire to it and is fuel getting to the cylinder. Also, check to see if the air filter is clogged. If no fire to plug could be a bad magneto, no fuel could indicate carburetor problem.
By siris (Guest Post)06/28/2008
Sounds like the problem I had. my son-in-law replaced the magneto. Apparently they have modified it 4 times since I bought it 2 years ago. It has a tecumseh motor.
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