Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Lawnmower won't stay running

richnrobin's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1

04-21-13, 10:16 AM   #1  
Lawnmower won't stay running

It's a craftsman 5hp eager 1 it will start but when you begin to mow its bogs down. I don't know much about it's history bought it used ran well enough yesterday when I bought it. ANy suggestions ??

Sponsored Links
Pilot Dane's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,683

04-21-13, 04:36 PM   #2  
You will have to provide more information. You said it ran well yesterday. Did you mow through similar grass when it ran well?

A couple things come to mind. The grass could be really thick and simply bogging the mower down but without knowing anything more I'm betting you have a clogged jet in the carburetor. If you simply started the mower and ran it without a load it can get up to full rpm and sound good but it can't flow enough fuel to make the power needed to cut grass.

Search this Thread