Hunt & surging lawn mower engine


Old 09-10-02, 12:30 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 83
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Question Hunt & surging lawn mower engine

My brand new YardMachines Briggs and Stratton engine goes back and forth between hunting & surging and running just fine. It doesn't seem to affect the cutting/mowing performance, but sounds just awful. Am I hurting the engine by continuing to mow while it hunts & surges? Why would a brand new engine "act up" like this? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Sponsored Links
Old 09-10-02, 08:03 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 17,260
Received 22 Votes on 19 Posts
Hello fishkat!

I would have it fixed if it's a new machine. Warranty should cover it. It probably won't hurt anything short-term, but it will take a toll on the mower in time. does it help to engage the choke partway? If so, the engine is starving for fuel.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: