I bought a cheap mower from walmart yesterday. The first time I
started it, it took about 20 pulls before it finally started. When it
is warm, it starts extremely easily. But now the next day, it will
not start at all. I primed it 3 times and pulled on the cord and the
thing just spins(what is that thing that spins called?) It doesn't
even come close to starting, it's like it's not ever trying. It is a
brand new 3.75 horse briggs and stratton 90000.
every time I post a message about anything I never get a reply, so
please reply, please.
It's been my experience that the manufacturers are being overly optimistic
if they think their engines will start with three pumps of the primer bulb.
I give the bulb five pumps, pull once and if it doesn't fire, five more
pumps and pull again. I keep doing this until it starts. Usually, seems to
take 10 to 15 pumps, total, before they start. Of course, like you said,
this will be unecessary once it's warmed up.
I have an old (must be 15 years or more) Craftsman mower with a
Tecumseh engine and have never had any problems with it. Started this
Spring on the first pull. Ran a little rough for ten or fifteen
seconds and then settled right down. I would buy another Craftsman /
Tecumseh combination lawn mower in a flash.
<< I primed it 3 times and pulled on the cord and the
thing just spins >>
Prime 5 times or more. If that doesn't do it, give it a quick squirt of
starting fluid (ether). No point in having a cardiac problem over the dumb
Reply: bring it back to the store and get your money back.. then go to
a lawnmower shop and buy a good one and tell them that you want to see
it run before you leave with it.... the guys(girls) at walmart dont know
anything about mowers so you cant get them to fix it for you if you have
problems down the line...
On 18 Apr 2004 14:12:58 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Nathan) wrote:
I think I may be able to help with your mower starting problem since I
had the very same problem with a cheap mower also purchased from
WalMart. After doing a lot of pulling the starter and a lot of
cussing,I then started doing some trouble-shooting. I found that when
pushing the primer button,as the instructions said,No gas was being
pumped into the carburator. In order to get gas into the carburator, I
had to push the button with very QUICK strokes!
Hit the button with 8 to 10 QUICK strokes and it will start ,probably
on the first pull. The asshole that wrote the starting instructions
probable never tried to start the mower to see if they actually
WORKED!! My mower now starts,usually on the first pull.After
priming.using the Quick Push priming method.Hope this helps!!!!
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