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My mower just clicks when you turn the switch on. It has a new battery and belts. It only stated for a few seconds and died. Now all it does is click when you try to crank it.
The fact that it just "clicks" when you try to turn it over may mean that the engine has seized up. Lack of oil mixed in the gas could lead to this. Also, you may want to try to replace the carburetor. Plenty of "How-to" sites on Utube and choose a reputable online business for mower parts and they should allow you to return carburetor if that is not the problem.
I got a Bolens ST125 manual tranni just last year and it ran great, no problems. I rebuilt the carb and put new oil in it. I never had any problems; the machine ran like new. I also put in a new gas pump and cleaned out the engine shroud and put a new battery in it. One day I shut it off and it would not start.
Sounds like dirty spark plug trouble, or you may need a new fuel filter.
Are all the vents cleared? That may be the problem.
Tried cleaning and re gaping the spark plugs, now I only have one cylinder sparking some of the time
Vents?? Do you mean cooling fins??
Yes I did clean them
Anyone know the normal operating temp of a oppose twin 12 1/2 H.P. I/C air cooled engine??
I was cutting my lawn and when opening the box to let out the grass my lawn mower went dead. Nothing worked, I changed the fuse. It has a new battery. The starter fell out of position when it stopped. Could the starter be gone?
Have you checked your spark plug?
Lawn mower was running and I emptied the box .When I went to restart it battery which was new died .The battery wouldn't charge after it .I am wondering if there was a fault with ignition would it do damage to battery
Sounds like you may have problems with your starter not connecting properly. Do you have your manual? If so, that would be a good place to start searching. If you do not have a manual, you will have to do your own search as we do not have your mower type or model number.
Also, I would suggest calling your local Castle Garden dealer and see if they have any suggestions.
Thanks very much .I have made sure all the connections are fully tightened.New battery was completely dead and would not charge so replaced it with another New battery .I started it today so hoping battery was problem .Need to get a 10amp or 15amp fuse as 8amp in it and not sure if it's strong enough
Ya I did .i found a loose connection,also put in a new battery and its starting.It looks like the starter is the prob .Theres a humming noise coming from mower when I start it .i think this is draining the battery.
I cleaned my fuel lines out and rebuilt the starter and put clean fuel in the gas tank and put a $50.00 battery in. It sounded like it wanted to start, but didn't. What do I do now?
Did you check/change your spark plug? Is the gap set correctly, and the connection points clean?
My husband fixes lawn mowers to supplement our Social Security and his says for you to check your plug and/or your carburetor.
Mine won't start until I change the air filter & squirt some carb cleaner in to the carb I do that before the first mowing of the year.
I have a Craftsman lawnmower and my problem is it won't start. I am getting spark and I'm getting gas to my carburetor, but the gas is not going into the carburetor and I didn't use it last Saturday and Sunday it stopped working and it won't start up again.
Have you taken out the filter and cleaned it? When mine gets dirty, I can have all the spark in the world but it won't start until I clean the air filter.I hope this helps.
Check the fuel bowl if the float gets stuck up it won't allow the gas to flow into the venturi thus no fuel to the piston
My Toro #20073 mower has a new carb, new plug, and new filters. It runs fine for maybe one day, but the next it won't start unless I drain the gas tank. The lines are good and the tank seems to be clean.
Does your tank have a breather valve if so you need to open it otherwise the tank becomes a vacuum and will stop the fuel flow
I took off the carb and cleaned it. I took out the air filter, changed the gas, and changed the plug. It started up. I used it for about 10 minutes and shut it off. Now it won't start again.
I can't seem to get my lawnmower running. I spray starting fluid in the carburetor and it will run a second or two. Fuel is going through the hose leading to the carburater. I don't have a prime button. What might I do?
I have a mower and when I pull the string sometimes it will jam up. This is killing my hand and shoulder and it also does not want to start. It tries to start, but all you see sometimes is white smoke coming out.
By bryce from Round Rock, TX
Glen had the same problem with a mower last summer...after discussing it with his 80 year old father we all discovered that the 'jets or jet openings' inside of the mowers carberator were plugged up from trash that had been in the gas. They pulled the carberator, cleaned out all of it around inside and out, reassembelled it and the mower has run smooth since. Good luck though if your like me and not mechanically inclined you may need to go to someone who does this sort of thing on the side. IT would be less costly then replacing the mower itself though!
Good luck and keep us posted on what you end p doing with your problem mower! Have a great day!
We put the edger gas (has oil mixture) into our new Toro lawnmower. We cleaned it out, but it still won't start. Help.
By joyce Newlin from Tampa, FL
If you have any gas oil mix left in the mower I would siphon it out with a turkey baster, and then put on a new spark plug. It will smoke a lot and if you tipped it to get the gas out, it might be hard to start but it has not actually hurt the mower.
Does the mower have oil where it is supposed to?