Repairing a Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn MowerThis is a page about repairing a Troy-Bilt riding lawn mower. Many lawn mower repairs can be done by the homeowner. Diagnosing the problem will help you decide when your mower needs professional help.
John Deere Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?This is a page about fixing a John Deere riding mower that keeps stalling. There could be a number of reasons for your riding mower to stall, especially if it is the first time you are using it for the season.
John Deere Riding Mower Won't StartYou can almost hear the grass growing as you sit there trying to start up your uncooperative riding mower. This is a page about John Deere riding mower won't start.
Bypassing Safety Switches on a Riding Lawnmower?Safety switches on lawn mowers are there to protect you from injury. However, for repair purposes it may be necessary to bypass or disable the safety switches on your riding lawnmower. After repair always, return all safety switches to full functionality before using your riding lawnmower again.
Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower Won't StartTroubleshooting the reason your mower won't start is a process that hopefully gets you back to mowing soon. This is a page about Cub Cadet riding lawn mower won't start.
Riding Mower Won't Restart After Hitting Something?The impact of hitting or running over something with your riding mower may cause damage to the flywheel key, keeping you from restarting the mower. This part can be purchased and replaced to get your mower back up and running. This is a page about what to do when your riding mower won't restart after hitting something.
Electrical Wiring Diagram for John...This is a page about find a electrical wiring diagram for John Deere mower. John Deere mowers are an expensive investments, so being able to repair them can be useful. Having an electrical diagram allows you to work on it yourself.
Troubleshooting a Riding Lawn Mower That Won't StartMowing the grass is one of the rites of summer, but now your mower won't start. There are many things that can cause a riding mower to refuse to fire up. This is a page about troubleshooting a riding lawn mower that won't start.
Mower Battery Hooked Up to Wrong Terminals?Mistakes happen and hooking up battery cables on your mower to the wrong terminals is unfortunate, but possible. This is a page about what to do if you hooked up your mower battery to the wrong terminals.
Riding Mower With a Kawasaki Engine Won't Start?You can't mow the lawn when your mower won't start. Trying to find the cause of it not firing up is a process. This is a page about a riding mower with a Kawasaki engine that won't start.
Poulan Pro Riding Mower Won't StartWhy a mower won't start up can sometimes be a mystery. This is a page troubleshooting a Poulan Pro riding mower that won't start.
Craftsman LT 1000 Riding Mower Won't Start?Determining the reason your riding mower won't start is the first step towards making the necessary repairs. This is a page about Craftsman LT 1000 riding mower won't start.
Lawnmower Blade Won't Turn?This is a page about lawnmower blade won't turn. Troubleshooting a lawnmower if often very frustrating, not only do you have to determine the cause of the problems, but the grass can be heard growing in the background.
Riding Mower Battery Won't Hold a Charge?This is a page about riding mower battery won't hold a charge. How can you get the lawn mowed when the battery won't hold a charge? Perhaps a bit of troubleshooting will help you discover the cause and make repairs.
Craftsman Riding Mower Won't StartIt is very frustrating to roll out your mower to cut the lawn only to find that it won't start. This is a page about Craftsman riding mower won't start.
Craftsman LT 2000 Riding Mower Won't StartThere are a number of reasons a mower won't start. Diagnosing the cause is the first step to making the necessary repair. This is a page about Craftsman LT 2000 riding mower won't start.
Yardman Riding Mower Won't StartRiding 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.
Riding Mower Keeps Shutting OffThe lawn is in desperate need of mowing and your mower keeps shutting off. This is a page about riding mower keeps shutting off.
Riding Mower Keeps StallingThis is a page about when your riding mower keeps stalling. You are out cutting the lawn and your mower keeps stalling, this can be so frustrating.
Craftsman Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?This is a page about Craftsman riding mower keeps stalling. It is very frustrating when your mower keeps stalling. Sometimes you can make the repairs yourself.
Husqvarna Riding Mower Keeps Stalling?Trying to figure out why your lawn mower keeps stalling can be difficult. This is a page about Husqvarna riding mower keeps stalling.
Murray Riding Lawnmower Won't StartTroubleshooting a non-starting riding mower can be a process. This is a page about Murray riding lawnmower won't start.
Husqvarna Mower Won't Start When Hot?I have a Husqvarna zero turn mower, it starts great when cold, after it warms up it will not turn over. I can jump the solenoid and it will start and run fine, any suggestions?
Where is the Fuse on a Poulan Lawn Tractor?I have a Poulan lawn tractor; when I turn key I get nothing. I charged the battery, still nothing. I see some people mention a fuse. Where is the fuse located?
Toro Riding Mower Won't Start?It is exceedingly frustrating to get set to mow the lawn and have your mower refuse to start. This page addresses the possible reasons why your Toro riding mower won't start.
Huskee Riding Mower Won't Start?Trying to find the cause for your mower not starting can be a process. This is a page about Huskee riding mower won't start.
Brand New John Deere E130 Won''t Start?I just had it delivered and mowed for 30 minutes. I went over some tall grass and it shut off. I cleaned the grass from the blades. Now the machine won't start or even try to turn over. I checked the contacts for the battery and spark plug. No ideas.
Riding Mower Won't Start Without Gas In CarburetorOnce you have at least identified a temporary fix for your mower issues, now you can concentrate on repairing it. This is a page about riding mower won't start without gas in carburetor.
Mower With a Briggs & Stratton Engine Won't StartThis is a page about diagnosing a mower with a Briggs and Stratton engine that won't start. Before you take your mower to a repair shop, here are some possibilities to look into. Diagnosing the issue yourself can save you time and money, so its worth a try.
Repairing the Blade Release Switch on a John Deere Mower?If the blade on your riding mower will not release, you have a problem that may be repairable without a trip to a mower repair shop. There are several suggestions contained in this page that can assist you in repairing the blade release switch on a John Deere mower.
Poulan Pro Push Mower Won't Start?Anytime your mower won't fire up, you will need to do some sleuthing to determine the cause. This is a page about Poulan Pro push mower won't start.
John Deere Lawn Mower Won't Turn Left or Right?This is a page about John Deere lawn mower won't turn left or right. Having a riding mower that will only move straight forward is not very workable. You can either take it in to a repair shop or search the internet for the available videos on repairing the steering.
Lawn Mower Starter Cord Won't PullIf the pull cord on your mower gets stuck, you may be able to open up the mower and repair or replace it yourself. The other option is to find a repair shop. This is a page about lawn mower starter cord won't pull.
Removing the Rear Wheel on a Troy-Bilt Mower?This is a page 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.
Riding Mower Dies When It AcceleratesThis is a page about a riding mower that dies when it accelerates. If your riding lawn mower dies when you accelerate, there could be a number of things causing the problem. Here are some suggestions to help you diagnose the issue.
Riding Mower Won't Run With the Choke OffA 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.
Troubleshooting a Riding LawnmowerDetermining why your riding mower won't start, constantly stalls, or how to repair other mechanical issues can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. There are many suggestions to help you track down the problem and make the necessary repairs on this page.
Putting a Larger Amp Battery in a Riding Mower?This is a page about putting a larger amp battery in a riding mower. Trying to repair a mower that is difficult to start may be approached using different remedies.
Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't StartThe lawn is getting taller by the minute and your mower won't start. This is a page about what to do when your push lawn mower won't start.
Wiring Diagram for John Deere Riding Mower?Wiring diagram for a 214 John Deere riding mower?
Wheels for Blue Ribbon Reel Mower?Need wheels for a blue ribbon reel mower. The steel wheels say ball bearing D2. Do they have rubber on them or not?
Riding Lawnmower Fluid Leaking?What causes gas and oil to come out of the air line and pours out all on the air filter when it starts and runs then the fluid shoots out of the air line going to air filter?
Snapper Riding Mower Keeps Dying?If your riding mower's engine is not operating correctly, there are a few things to check before bringing it in for service. It may be a problem with the carburetor, the filter or the lines may need to be cleaned.
Bypassing the Clutch Switch on a Yardworks Mower?I have removed the 5 wires from the clutch bypass of my 2007 Yardworks 42 inch lawnmower. Which wires do I join together now to bypass the switch?
Riding Mower Won't Start?Why won't my riding mower turn over or start?
Sharpening Folbate Reel Mower Blades?How do I sharpen Folbate mower blades? It is a m3 model Queen.
John Deere Tractor Won't Move After Hitting a Stump?I have a LA 105 John Deere tractor. I hit a stump and now the tractor will not move. The tractor engine starts up and runs fine. The mower deck runs fine. It just will not move when in gear.
Steering Wheel on Yard Machine Mower Won't Turn Right?What should I do when my Yard Machine's steering wheel cranks and does not turn to the right.
Connecting Rod Broke on a Craftsman LT2000 Riding Mower?I have a 2014 Craftsman LT2000 riding mower with Platinum 21 HP Briggs and Stratton engine. I can not figure out why the connecting rod broke. It had oil. I am being told it's due to lack of lubrication.
John Deere 125a Won't Start?I have an 2006 John Deere 0125a riding mower that powered down while mowing. I noticed the oil drain tube was gone. We got a plug and refilled the oil and could not get mower to start. We replaced the fuel filter and the 2 armatures as well as new plugs and still can't get it to run.
Blades Won't Engage on a Troy Bilt Riding Mower?The blades on my Troy Bilt riding mower won't engage.
Repairing an Ariens Riding Mower?Ariens is a highly respected manufacturer of lawnmowers and other yard equipment. Small repairs can often be done at home while other issues should be taken to a business specializing in small engine repair.
16 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine Won't StartThe problem may be the starter or the alternator if your engine will not crank over fast enough to start. This is a page about 16 hp Briggs and Stratton engine won't start.
John Deere L100 Won't Start?My John Deere L100 will turn over, but will not start. It has a new battery.
John Deere LX277 Is Running Slowly?There are a few possible issues that might cause your mower engine to run sluggishly. Check out the suggestions found in this page about John Deere LX277 is running slowly.
Craftsman Riding Mower Battery Won't Stay Charged?My Craftsman, model 917273022, lawn tractor's battery drains while cutting the grass. I have to recharge the battery to restart. I replaced the stator and still have the same problem.
John Deere L110 Mower Won't Start?I can turn the mower from the top, but it will only turn so far then it stops like it's hitting something. It was mowing great then it just stopped. I have never had any trouble out of it. I was told this model was bad about the piston pin coming out and the piston not moving so it won't start or move any more.
Installing a New Solenoid on Mower?If your lawn mower won't engage and turn over to start, you may need to replace the solenoid. This is a page about installing a new solenoid on mower.
Craftsman Riding Mower Smoking and Burning Oil?I have a Craftsman LT2000 riding mower. I received it last year from my grandfather. The mower was burning oil so I replaced the head gasket and tuned it up. The mower continued to burn oil and smoke lightly. This year the smoke has been really noticeable and it is burning 40z of oil or more per hour.
MTD Riding Mower Won't Start?My MTD 42" riding mower quit after 15 minutes and will not fire to start. Could it be an inline fuse? It's like the battery is dead, but it's not, it won't engage starter.
Lawn Mower Revs Up and Down Until Blades Engaged?My lawn mower speeds up and down until I engage the blades. What is causing this to happen?
Lawn Tractor Won't Start After Hitting a Stump?I hit a stump with my John Deer lawn tractor. It immediately stopped. I moved the tractor and now it will turn over and act like it wants to start, but no luck. What should I do to repair it?
Troybilt Engine Exhaust Blowing White Smoke and Oil?This year my 2008 Troybilt Pony mower took about 6 times trying to start before it finally caught. Then it started blowing thick white smoke. I let it run for 3 minutes to clear, but it got worse and spit a lot of black oil out of the exhaust. I shut-off immediately.
Lawnmower Pull Cord Has No Tension?This is a page about repairing a lawnmower pull cord that has no tension. Repairing the pull cord on a mower is typically something the homeowner can do. Check below for some tips.
Troy Bilt Push Lawnmower Won't Start?Often lawnmowers have a bit of trouble if they have sat without being operated for too long. This page has tips if your Troy Bilt push lawnmower won't start.
Repairing a John Deere Riding Mower?When I sit on the seat of my D122 1/3, I feel a tingling sensation in my spine. I figure it may be some electrical short somewhere on the mower. When I insert the key, the mower makes this weird sound, like "ahhh"? I press the foot brake to its limit, I give the key a turn, and the JD fires up just fine. It does lope though.
Age and Value of a Craftsman Mower?I have a old lawn mower, and I am trying to find out how old it is. It is a Craftsman model 143.501061, serial 9737469. Can someone tell me how old it is and if is worth anything?
Yardman Mower Won't StartLawn mowers are an important tool that we depend on for routine yard maintenance. When they fail to start it is very frustrating and can be an expensive repair. This is a page about a Yardman mower that won't start.
Riding Mower Won't Start After Hitting Gravel?Hitting objects such as gravel or stumps when mowing can damage the crank shaft and other parts of your riding mower. A careful inspection will be needed to determine which parts are affected. This is a page about when a riding mower won't start after hitting gravel.
Fixing a Briggs and Stratton Lawn MowerBriggs and Stratton is one of the largest manufacturers of lawn mower engines in the world. This page has advice about how to fix Briggs and Stratton lawn mowers.
Lawn Mower Carburetor Leaks GasCarburetor gas leaks are usually the result of a faulty fuel float or the needle and seat not working properly. This is a page about troubleshooting and repairing lawn mower carburetor leaks gas.
Craftsman 42" Rider Mower Has a Start Delay?My 42" Craftsman mower has a 3-5 second delay when the key is turned to the start position before it slowly starts to turn and then runs fine. I had the battery checked and fully charged. It exceeds specs. The delay is less if the mower has been operating. Any ideas why there is a delay?
Lawn Mower Carburetor Not Getting GasIf your lawn mower carburetor is not getting gas the fuel line may be clogged. This is a page about lawn mower carburetor not getting gas.
Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start?I just got a used Craftsman 14 hp riding lawn mower. I tried to jump it and when I turn the key nothing happens, but if I jump the solenoid it will crank over. I am guessing it may be a bad ignition, but I am not sure. Is there a way to test ignition switch or could it be something else?
Lawnflite Mower Making Knocking Noise Going Downhill?My lawnflite mower is making a horrible knocking noise which comes from under the seat. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing it?
Craftsman Mower Won't Start?I used this Craftsman LT2000 just 2 days ago. It ran good, but I had enough of the "no mow in reverse" BS so I did some research and found you can just unplug the connector, so I did and the mower hasn't run since.
Riding Lawnmower Won't Start?My riding lawnmower has been sitting a while. I put on a new flywheel and new spark plugs, but it still won't start.
Broken Pull Cord on Gas MowerReplacing the pull cord on a mower can be done at home, but is not always that easy. This is a page about broken pull cord on gas mower.
Lawn Mower Not Running After Adding Oil to Gas Tank?Contaminated gas can cause problems with how or whether a lawn mower will run. This is a page about lawn mower not running after adding oil to gas tank.
Lawnmower Cord Won't RetractThis is a page about lawnmower cord won't retract. It is frustrating when getting ready to mow your lawn to have the mower cord fail to retract.
Riding Lawn Mower Won't Start?I have a Yardman YTD and it had been running then died. My uncle cleaned the carburetor, it worked again then died about 15 minutes later. Any ideas?
Replacing the PTO Cable on Riding Mower?How to replace the pto cable on a Yard Machine riding mower?
Murray Lawn Tractor Won't Start?I just replaced the starter and solenoid. I also put a new stack pulley assembly on, put all the belts on and started it a couple of times. Now all I here is nothing when I turn the key. I replaced the key switch and the battery. Any suggestions?
Replacement Tires for Arlington Rotary Mower?I have a rotary lawn mower, the Arlington ball bearing, manufactured by, the Eclipse lawn mower company. Does anyone know where I can get replacement tires for this piece? They are 10.25 x 1.5 tires. The ones on it are split and keep falling off. I have tried to fix it, but the tires are old and falling apart.
Fixing Reel Mower TreadsThis is a page about fixing reel mower treads. The hard wheel treads on an old reel mower may become worn and tend to slide on the lawn.
Riding Lawn Mower Won't Start?I have a Craftsman LT1000, but it has a Intek V twin 22hp motor. I pulled the governor and the exhaust started to smoke, but it stayed running. So I let it sit to see if the smoke went away and it wouldn't start back up. So I put new oil and gas in it and it still wouldn't start. Any tips will help.
Trouble Starting MTD Mower?I have a MTD Yard Machine 18 hp 46 inch twin blade. I have had to jump start the mower for the last two mowing seasons.
Repairing a Lawnmower CordThis is a page about repairing a lawnmower cord. When your pull cord is broken, won't pull smoothly or retract properly, you need a repair.
John Deere Riding Mower Won't Restart After Use?I have a SX85 John Deere rider that after it has been run and is hot won't start in neutral. But if it sits a day or so it will start right up. Not sure what the problem is.
Repairing a MTD Riding MowerThis is a page about repairing a MTD riding mower. Many things can go wrong with your riding mower. If you can diagnose the problem and are handy, you can make many of the repairs yourself.
Repairing a Lawn Mower CarburetorThis is a page about repairing a lawn mower carburetor. A common cause of a lawn mower not starting lies with the carburetor.
Mower With a Briggs and Stratton Engine Won't Start?I removed and repaired the carb on my Bolens 4.5 hp ( Briggs and Straton) push mower. There was no spark after I put it back together. I think something went wrong when I reinstalled the magneto. Please help!
Finding a Manual for an Old Reel Mower?This is a page about finding a manual for an old reel mower. Back in the day many people used a manual push mower or reel mower. If you have purchased an older model you probably have no documentation on the mower.
Mower Blades Won't Engage?This is a page about mower blades won't engage. Finding that your lawn mower's blades won't engage, can leave you in a quandary.
Riding Mower Running Rough?This is a page about riding mower running rough. The engine in your mower should run smoothly, if it is running rough, it is time for some maintenance.
Mower Leaking Gas When Priming?I have the 4.5 Weed Eater mower. Above the pick up tube when I push the prime bulb the gas is leaking from a little hole on the side under the main fuel line. Why would it be leaking from this location?
Mower Dies When Blades Engaged?My AYP mower with a 18.5hp Briggs & Stratton motor starts fine with choke closed, but develops a miss when the choke is pushed in and dies when blades are engaged.
New Self Propelled Mower Making Clacking Noise?My new Briggs and Stratton Brute mower starts up fine but makes a clacking noise, What could be the cause?
Lawn Mower Keeps Stalling?My Yard Machine 18 hvo dies after 5-10 min. I've changed the spark plug, fuel filter, air filter, ground belt, put new gas in it, new oil filter, and cleaned it from top to bottom. It starts up like a champ. What do I do next?
Toro Wheel Horse Will Not Idle?I have a Toro Wheel Horse riding mower and it will not idle. I have changed the oil, put a new fuel filter on, new fuel line, and new fuel pump and it will not idle.
Mower Carburetor Fills With Gas When Idling?I have a John Deere GT 245. Why does the carburetor fill up with gas at idle?
Sharpening a Reel Mower?This is a page about sharpening a reel mower. Your reel mower will periodically need sharpening, every few years or so is usually enough. There are sharpening kits available made especially for these mowers.
Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't StartWe have a Craftsman mower (with a Briggs and Stratton engine) that we have not taken very good care of.
Fix Any LawnmowerI created a video blog on fixing a mower. It is a step by step process. It was much simpler than taking a thousand pictures and typing all that I wanted to say.
Mower Will Not Start?My Murray riding mower will not start. It has set up for a while and has never mowed any grass. The motor will turn over a few times and then nothing else,
Adjusting Riding Mower for Short People?I just bought a 06 Troy Bilt riding mower. I'm a short person, how do I fix it to where I can drive it and reach the brake pedal the same time?
1957 Jacobsen 24 Inch Estate Mower?I have acquired this mower and would like to know what spark plug it takes and if anyone can give me an indication of its value.
Poulan Riding Mower Won't Shift Gears?I have a 10 year old Poulan 42 inch 17.5 HP riding mower. A local mechanic had just replaced the carburetor and drive belt. When I got the mower back, I noticed it was much more difficult to stop. I had to throttle down (which I never had to do before). Braking gradually got worse.
My Mower Quits After 10 Minutes?My lawn tractor will only run for 10 minutes, then stops. It will restart but not run. When the temperature outside dropped to 53, the mower ran for 30 minutes then stopped. Again I could restart but it wouldn't run. Apparently when the engine heats up, it will shut down. I let the mower sit for a half hour then it will run again and then given the outdoor temperature, run for 10 or 30 minutes. Clean gas and filter and plug and fresh oil. I thought it was a fuel issue until the temperature dropped.
Riding Mower Quit Running?My Husqvarna rider was running fine for about 45 minutes, then stalled. When I try to start it, it clicks like it is trying but seems like it isn't turning over. Any ideas? Thank you.