Trouble Starting Lawnmower


Old 06-10-05, 09:04 AM
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Trouble Starting Lawnmower


I have a 5 hp Yardman by MTD push lawnmower. The model # is 116-106C401. The serial # is 1F266k30565.

I have resurrected this mower after the prior owner hit something and broke the blade arbor key and knocked it out of time. I replaced the flywheel key and got it back together and it started up promptly and sounded great.

I was able to mow about 25% of my yard with it until it just simply died. It didn't cough, sputter or anything.

I wasn't able to start it again after a number of tries -- I can prime it with the priming bulb and it will fire up and then die immediately.

I would appreciate any information you could give me on how to approach this problem.


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Old 06-12-05, 02:56 AM
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Hello Joe!

Sounds like you have water and/or trash in the carburetor. Pull the bowl off and see what you find.

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