NEVER do this to your mower!
If you don’t check your oil before each use, you may end up with a broken mower or the need for a replacement.
3. Don’t suffocate your engine.
If your lawn mower overheats, it can lock up or even catch fire. To avoid this, keep dirt and grass away from the engine cooling fins.
4. Don’t hit tree stumps while you cut the grass.
If you hit a tree stump with a push mower, you will bend the blade and possibly the crankshaft, resulting in a costly lawn mower repair. Give us a call if your riding lawnmower has stopped or won’t start after hitting something.
5. Don’t try to use your mower to quickly re-spool rope or barbed wire.
Squealing noises while using your mower. Louder than normal buzzing sounds and random vibrations. Broken or bent mower parts. Spindle fails to heat up immediately after starting up your lawn mower.
6. Don’t operate your mower if safety equipment is not working properly. Do read your manual and follow all lawn mower safety instructions.
Before you start your lawnmower, double-check all of your safety equipment; most mower accidents could have been avoided if you had followed the instructions; no machine is worth injuring or killing one of your loved ones!
8. Don’t let your mower deck get clogged with grass and debris.
After each use, clean out dirt and debris from the top and underneath sides of your lawnmower deck to keep your pulleys and belts moving freely without overheating, then engage the lawn mower blades and let them spin for a few minutes.
9. Don’t let animals live in your mower.
Check your vehicle’s air filter and other engine compartments for signs of animal nesting on a regular basis, as air filter compartments can be attractive to mice.
10. Don’t use unsafe mower blades.
A broken blade will be out of balance and ruin your bearings. Altering the blade can cause property damage, personal injury, and death. Consult with a professional lawn mower repair company for blade sharpening service.
11. Don’t forget regular maintenance.
Clean the engine cooling fins and mower deck. Check cables, check self propel, lube machine, sharpen and balance mower blades. Riding Mower/Zero Turn: Change engine oil, oil filter, air filter, pre-air filter, spark plugs, and fuel filter.
12. Don’t leave gas in your equipment for more than two weeks.
The new blended fuels available at the gas station are a mix of gasoline and ethanol, which absorbs water and evaporates, leaving water and a substandard fuel. If water remains in the fuel system for long enough, internal carburetor parts will be damaged.
Why won’t my mower deck engage?
Belt-the most common reason for your blades not engaging is that your belt is stretched or loose, causing it to slip or fall off completely, or that it has snapped. When processing too much grass/leaves, they can pack up under your deck and push off your belt.
What causes a riding mower not to pull?
Clogged air or fuel filters, gummed up carburetor needles or floats, and bad spark plugs can all prevent your lawn mower from starting when you need it.
Why won’t my mower move forward or backwards?
Clogged Fuel/Air Filters A clogged fuel filter can prevent enough gasoline from reaching your lawn mower’s engine, resulting in a non-drivable lawn mower. Damaged or clogged air filters can also prevent your lawn mower from going forward or backward because the engine will overheat quickly.
How do I know if my mower deck pulley is bad?
Uneven cuts, squealing, and vibration are all signs that the mower deck spindle is failing, as are bent or broken parts. As soon as you notice these signs, stop using the mower and replace the spindle right away.
Why is my lawnmower blade not turning?
Clean out any debris or grass that has built up above the mower deck, and remove any guards or covers that protect the deck belt system. Once the belt is accessible, inspect it for any damage or wear.
Can a dirty air filter cause a lawn mower not to start?
The air filter on your lawn mower protects the carburetor and engine from debris such as grass clippings and dirt, and when it becomes clogged or too dirty, it can prevent the engine from starting. To avoid this, replace paper filtersu2014or clean or replace foam filtersu2014every 25 hours of engine use.
Why does my lawn mower only run for a few seconds then dies?
The four most common causes of a lawn mower starting, running briefly, then dying are: a dirty carburetor / clogged carburetor bowl, old gasoline that has gone bad, and dirty or defective spark plugs.
Why does my mower only run when I push the primer?
Because you manually add extra fuel to the engine when priming it, the problem is most likely due to poor fuel, which will not burn unless there is an excess amount present, or a fuel delivery issue that prevents enough fuel from getting through to begin with.
Why does my hydrostatic transmission won’t move?
Old hydraulic fluid in the lines, air in the lines, or a worn drive belt are all common reasons why a hydrostatic mower won’t move. The best way to fix these problems is to flush the hydraulic lines and refill them with new fluid, as well as changing out the old belt for a replacement.
Why will my mower not move?
If your riding lawn mower won’t move, the problem could be a broken ground drive belt, or the ground drive belt could be so worn that it slips. In either case, replace the ground drive belt on your lawn tractor using the steps in this repair guide and video.
How do you troubleshoot a hydrostatic transmission?
Check the oil level in the tank, inspect the heat exchanger, inspect the inline pressure filters, inspect the crossport relief valves, and inspect the pump and motor case drains for excessive bypassing if the system is overheating.
How do I know if my mandrel is bad?
Remove the mower deck, then the mandrel covers and the belt to check for a damaged shaft. Spin the mandrels and listen for growling noises and excessive movement; if you find any of these symptoms, the shafts should be replaced.