Engine Starting Problem


Old 06-07-02, 05:07 AM
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The mower shut down (6HP Briggs and Straton 1 season old), I looked and there was old nylon hose used to stake tomatoes last year wrapped around the blade. I removed the nylon, mower wouldn't start. Went to auto parts store, bought a new belt, put belt on - mower won't start. Help!
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Old 06-07-02, 08:30 PM
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Hello and Welcome J. Jackson to our Do-It-Yourself Web Site and our Small Engine forum.

There could be several reasons why the engine will not start. Any one of them may not be related to the hose incident.

The first thing that needs to be verified is if the engine is getting spark ignition. Once this can be determined to be the problem or not, can we move on to other possible problems.

If there is spark, then the next most likely problem may be fuel flow to the carb. If there is fuel going to the carb, the carb may be gummed up. If that is the case, the carb will have to be disassembled, cleaned out and a new carb kit parts installed.

If the isn't any spark at the spark plug, check for an electrical grounding at the kill or turn off switch. If there is a grounding of the circuit, the engine will not start. the problem here would have to be corrected.

The main idea here is to first determine what is the non starting problem. It may simply be a loose wire, grounded wire or a fuel flow into the carb problem.

Read the other topic postings and replies offered on this topic of engines that fail to start and the ARCHIVES, within this forum, for additional help & information on this topic.

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