social

Riding Mower Won't Run With the Choke Off

A mower failing to run without having the choke fully engaged is often the result of a faulty carburetor that either needs to be replaced or cleaned. This page has troubleshooting and repair advice for fixing a riding mower that won't run with the choke off.
Advertisement

April 27, 2011

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

Answers

May 15, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

Ron, I think your carburetor is dirty. Remove and clean it well. Billy Griffiths from South Africa.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

More Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

August 19, 2010

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?

Advertisement

By Dano77 from Buckner, MO

Answers

April 10, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

You need to replace the carb.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

4 Archives

ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.

August 19, 2010

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?

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...

May 25, 2010

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.

A lawn mower engine with the covering removed.

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...
Advertisement

Categories
Home and Garden Repair Machines Lawn MowersAugust 17, 2017
Pages
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😷
Coronavirus Tips
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-09-01 12:17:46 in 10 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Riding-Mower-Wont-Run-With-the-Choke-Off-3.html