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Repairing a Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower

Category Lawn Mowers
Many lawn mower repairs can be done by the homeowner. Diagnosing the problem will help you decide when your mower needs professional help. This is a guide about repairing a Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower.


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April 19, 20180 found this helpful

This is a guide about removing the rear wheel on a Troy-Bilt mower. When making repairs to your lawn mower, you may need to check out the many videos on YouTube if you don't have a manual that contains repair help.

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September 28, 2015

I hit a rock that stalled the motor. It won't restart. It's totally dead. There is no electrical power to the starter.


October 17, 20170 found this helpful

Please check these things:

  1. If you've hit a rock there is something jammed in the blades of the mower. It needs to be removed and see if your blades can turn freely.
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  3. Normally there is a cut off switch on the mower when something like this happens. Find the switch and reset the switch.
  4. Try checking under the mower and in the engine if there is any debris from the rock that you hit that might block the motor or blades from moving freely.
  5. If none of this work, please ask one of the many experts about mowers here: http://www.mytr  reel-mowers.html
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August 4, 2018

I have a Troy-Bilt riding mower that I can't start. I have a new battery and have checked all the safety switches, but I can't get it to crank over. My question is where do I go next?


August 5, 20180 found this helpful

I would check the spark plugs, the fuel lines and the carburetor

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August 5, 20180 found this helpful

Their website has a live chat.

I am one to go to the horse's mouth so to speak and don't monkey around will nilly because I make things worse.


If you are handy, hopefully they can get you to their troubleshooting protocols and right to the issue!

Let us know what you learn!!

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August 6, 20180 found this helpful

I just wanted to link to a few youtube tutorials: - one guy discovered that his fuel jet was blocked and that it needed to be cleared out with an air compressor.

here's another bloke and how to get it started when it gives problems

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August 12, 20180 found this helpful

Its a Troy. They are not good mowers!

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August 28, 2018

My TB30R is 3 years old and up to now has run perfectly. The last time I cut grass, on level ground, it kept jumping up to the next higher gear. Any ideas? Everything else works just fine.


August 28, 20180 found this helpful

There is a nut that will line up with the bracket and allow you to shift gears. Yours may need an adjustment. There is an article that says how here.

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August 29, 20180 found this helpful

You may want to chat with or call their customer service owners center at:


They are the experts and can give you the best and safest answer! Learn from my mistakes and don't monkey around with expensive stuff and crowd sourced info! You end up making a big mess sometimes and costing yourself more money than if you had just talked to an expert first!

Wishing you happy mowing!!

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November 1, 2015

I used my Troy-Bilt riding mower to cut the grass and mulch some leaves that covered most of the lawn today. I tried to keep debris off the top of the mower deck as well as I could, but lo and behold, there was plenty that had gathered there by the time I took a break and blew the mower off with my leaf blower. When I tried to start the mower again, all I get is some clicking.


Any suggestions as to what to check to get this mower running again? Thank you!


October 12, 20170 found this helpful

Here are a few things you can check:

  • Clicking normally means that you aren't getting a contact from the battery and spark plugs to start the engine.
  • Check you battery and make sure it is fully charged.
  • Check the spark plugs and make sure they don't need replacing.
  • Clean out the carburetor and make sure there is no debris in the there.
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July 23, 2015

I have a 2008 Pony Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower. I have changed the oil, air filter, and spark plug. It ran and sputtered and then died. Now it will not start. What can it be?


July 28, 20150 found this helpful

Check the gas line filter.

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April 13, 20140 found this helpful

How do I assemble the deck belt and springs on a Troy Built riding lawn mower?

By JB from Altha, FL

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April 12, 20140 found this helpful

I have a Troy Bilt riding mower model 1842. It runs full speed, but when I try to engage pto engine starts to pop and roll blue smoke.

By Steve from Lugoff, SC

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August 28, 2009

I have a Troy-bilt riding lawnmower. For some reason the starter overheated and melted the green wire. Now the mower will not start. Do I need to replace my starter?


By Javier from Fort Myers, FL

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