Ain’t that the truth.
It’s either a bit clogged with grass in the chute, or it needs a refill of gas.
with today’s “cleaner emissions” gasoline, if the fuel has sat in the tank longer than 30 days, you can bet the fuel system needs cleaning…
I know this too well also…I mean it is almost to the point that you should toss your old mower at the end of the mowing season instead of letting it sit through Winter…and get a new one every year…
Or untangle the cord, if yours is electric. because no matter how carefully you roll it up, when you try to use it again, the &@*&$# thing is all knotted and tangled.
Ether in a spray can. Also known as starting fluid.
If it doesn’t start by the second pull that means I get the day off!!!
Use good gas and oil. Change the oil, plug, and filter.Pay more for a mower with a good engine.Mine has started on the second pull for 15 years.
Same is true for chain saws.
I buy non-alcoholic gas. Costs a bit more but worth it.
with some of those old pull cord to start mowers. sometimes it gets harder to pull the cord to start that mower.
My last old mower would never finish the entire yard without some kind of breakdown. Smoked like a freight train too!
tell me about it have to get my son to start need to get electric start
I was up to ‘operating temperature’ long before my ol’ pull-start EVER was !
I have an electric that works great. You have to have one of those really long, orange extension cords to attach to it. I never had a problem with keeping it out of the way, but my husband ran over the cord once. I wouldn’t get a gas mower. I don’t need the aggravation if it didn’t start right off. Getting to old to be doing that and pull a muscle in the process.
I work in a small engine repair shop and go to school for it. I am a certified outdoor equipment repair technician. I know more about this than I care to. I think I will sit this one out.
Why not get a goat?
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly