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Riding lawn mowers can have issues starting, just like smaller push mowers. If your yardman riding mower won't start you may be able to fix it yourself.
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I have a corner lot, 150x150, a small house and alot of land. 3 weeks ago I mowed the front yard and the side yard with no problem. The next weekend I started the back yard. The mower stopped from mowing large grass, and when I went to restart it the cord broke.
I replaced the recoil string and put gas in it, and the mower started up, so I turned it off until my next use. The next weekend, and since, the mower will not start. I took of the spark plug and sanded the black soot at the end.
Kelly Jo, Try loosening the gas cap a half turn,and see if it starts.If it starts shut it off and remove gas cap.The tiny vent hole on the cap is probably blocked.You will need to run a small wire thru the vent hole to clear the blockage.It might also help to wash the cap in a small amount of gasoline. Good Luck..Guest
My Yardman 17.5 Briggs and Stratton will turn over, but won't start. I changed the spark plug and it still won't. What can it be?
My Yardman push mower won't start. I went to start it up, but it won't start.