New lawn mower problem

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Old 07-10-05, 04:34 AM
guuyrwood
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New here - Hi! - New lawn mower problem

Hi Guys,

I just bought a new Honda Izy 415 4-stroke petrol mower. I checked the oil and filled it with brand new Shell unleaded. It starts perfectly and runs for a bout 2 or 3 minutes before it starts banging and popping and then stops.

I checked the plug and it was extremely sooty so I cleaned it with a brass bristled spark plug brush. Also checked the airfilter and it was pristine, I don't think the mower has been stored or tipped over the wrong way...

The weird thing is, if I turn the petrol cut-off to 'off', it will start again instantly and run perfectly for 20 minutes until it runs out of fuel and shuts down .

Any advice appreciated .
 

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Old 07-10-05, 11:51 AM
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New mower!! Take it back to the place you bought it and get another.
 
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Old 07-10-05, 09:57 PM
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amen to that!

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Old 07-11-05, 08:51 AM
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All my fault, I had the cut off switch the wrong way round .

Mind you, it didn't help that the 'on' position had a picture of a petrol pump with a diagonal line through it .
 
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Old 07-11-05, 09:48 AM
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Whew!! one for you.
 
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Old 07-12-05, 09:16 PM
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I'm undecided about that! It is definitely something to ponder in my spare time.

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