To Top

Riding Mower Won't Start

I have a fairly new Yard Machine riding mower that I'm selling. I haven't used it since September. It's been covered with a tarp against the snow. I tried starting it, and it tries to turn over and then slowly declines to ticking.

Ad


I've charged the battery, but it still won't turn over. Could the extreme cold prevent it from starting, or could maybe the spark plug have frozen? Help.

By Tonya from Valparaiso, IN

Answers:

Riding Mower Won't Start

Well, if you have charged the battery and it still does not start it could be that the gas is no good. Gas should have been drained when you put the mower away in the fall. Some people use a product call Stabil to keep the gas fresh.

Now that gas is blended with ethanol that could also be a problem. Or it could be the gas has water mixed in with it. In any case I think the gas tank, gas lines, and carburetor should be purged of the gas that is in the mower now.

Also, spark plugs don't freeze. (01/04/2010)

By foxrun41

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Man tinkering with a riding mower.
Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't Start
Categories
May 10, 2010
Guides
Riding mower on trailer.
John Deere Riding Mower Won't Start
Riding
Mower
Poulan Pro Riding Mower Won't Start
A riding lawnmower in the grass.
Bolens Riding Mower Won't Start
mower
Craftsman LT 1000 Riding Mower Won't Start
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/18 08:03:33 in 982 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!