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Lawn Mower won't start


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09-01-09, 06:09 PM   #1  
Lawn Mower won't start

We have a 3 year old Honda/Troybilt Lawn Mower that was stored for a season with a little gas in the tank acidently. Now the mower won't start. We did put new gas in the tank, checked the fuel line is clear. Still won't start. This mower was not used very ofetn as we had a lawnman the took care of the yard for us. What are the steps to get our mower started?

Alan and Ella

 
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09-01-09, 07:16 PM   #2  
Take the bowl off the carburetor and clean out the old gas and see if there is varnish buildup inside. If so, remove the carb and clean it in a bath type carb cleaner. If no heavy varnish buildup, clean the bowl and spray carb cleaner through the main jet and clean what you can of the carb from underneath, then reassemble. It may take carb removal either way, but often just bowl removal is all that is needed.


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09-02-09, 07:24 AM   #3  
Thank you "Cheese"

We'll go buy some carb cleaner and try that today!

 
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