Remove the air cleaner. Tip the thing to get water out of the
intake and exhaust. I would crank it over a bunch to flush water
out. Then change the oil. If there is water in the oil, plan to
change it again soon. Pull the plug, squirt in a teaspoon of oil,
and crank it with the sparkplug hole held straight up to
distribute the oil on the cylinder walls. Pop the flywheel off
and dry out the "points" (whatever they are in your engine) in
the cover underneath. Then store it awhile in a warm dry place to
But then again, I wouldn't take it to the shop.
great advice Bob!!!! (another reason I love this newsgroup so much, you
never know when someone here is so informative, and I mean that most
sincerely) got any clues as to what to do about the cord on mine that is
stretched all the way out and refuses to rewind? new cord? New cord and
reel? Squire is on the road and I sense the grass soon will suspect as much
and need to figure this out before it starts growing in the paths
madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler where I do have weedy,
grassy growth between the raised beds in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset
zone 36 once it gets consistantly warm
It sounds like the recoil spring is broken. You have to take off
the case on the top of the engine that covers it. Sometimes it
breaks close to the end and you can grind a couple notches in the
spring to re-use it. Otherwise, get a new one.
If it was a gas mower, I'd be more worried about the gas (and oil) than
the grass. Pool filters aren't made for that sort of thing.
If it was an electric mower, let it dry out at least a few days before
plugging it in again.
Yeah. We're all curious. Is (was) it a self-propelled model or were you
not watching what you were doing? Did you go in with it? Don't you have
a fence around your pool? (I assume it's not an above-ground pool)
Besides, where are you that you were mowing the grass in February? (or
did this happen last fall and you're just getting around to thinking
about the mowing season?) Maybe you were practicing the mower throw for
the redneck olympics?
If it were a walk behind and mine I would......
If you got it out quick enough just empty all the fluids out of it
and replace them (gas and oil), remove air cleaner and have some one
crank it whilst you spray WD40 into the carb until it starts. I would
also put a touch of WD40 on linkages etc....
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