18 months ago our lawn mower became ill and would lose power whilst
cutting the grass. The mower would tick over ok (albeit with timing
issues), but when moving, the engine would just cut out. We were
always able to complete a few lengths of the lawn though.
When calling out an engineer to sort the problem (and sharpen the
blades) he suggested it may be the carburetor.
I just completed an oil and spark plug change. The mower started 1st
time and ticked over; still out of time and with a little misfire. I
again completed a few lengths of the lawn, after which the mower cut
out; In fact, the mower was then only happy ticking over.
I have adjusted the mixture to make it richer, which allowed me to
complete the lawn. The mower is still a bit nervous when getting
going, and does not tick over like a happy engine should. As I said
earlier, there is also a little misfire or cough/splutter. Would
prefer to keep using this mower as we prefer the quality to the nasty
B&Q mower we also have.
Is it the carburetor or a settings issue?