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Is your carburetor clean? Test the lead with strattoh spark tester, then test the engine see Servicing Spark Plugs. Is you oil fresh? Clean spark plugs where applicable Follow instructions for checking and changing spark plugs.

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Follow along to troubleshoot and learn when it’s best to service your engine. These can range from a faulty spark plug lead, shorted kill switch or stgatton key damage. This is another common carburetor problem associated with overheating engines. Clean the fuel tank vent and screen. You should also check to make sure the spark plug gap is set correctly.


Email Newsletter Sign Up. Small Engine Runs Poorly. Prevent stalling problems before they start with a tune-up kit.

Carbon deposits can form on your combustion chamber. Is the oil level low? If you store equipment with untreated gas in the tank, it can lead to engine damage. If they are faulty, install a solid-state ignition see Troubleshooting Ignition Problems. Install new parts as needed. You can perform a compression system with a leak down tester. Is your fuel fresh? Drain the gas from your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment, and then replace with fresh gas and fuel stabilizer to extend the life of your fuel.

If the engine is emitting white or blue smoke, this means your engine is burning oil.

For cleaning your carburetor, follow these steps. Check that the valve spring still has tension. Your oil typically needs to be changed each season or after every 25 hours of use.

Spark plugs typically need stratotn be replaced every season or 25 hours of use. Find Ztratton Operator’s Manual. Is your spark plug faulty? Is the spark plug lead faulty? Air-fuel compression is crucial to engines powering lawn mowers and outdoor power equipment. This means your engine burning oil.


How do I troubleshoot & repair common small engine problems?

When your engine starts and stalls, it is britgs due to standard maintenance problems. Is the valve spring weak? Using fuel stabilizer will keep your gas from creating small engine problems. Engine Stalling, Surging or Running Rough When tsratton engine starts and stalls, it is often due to standard maintenance problems. Does the combustion chamber contain excess carbon? Clean or replace the air filter. You can perform a compression system with a leak down tester.

For rebuilding your carburetor, follow these steps. Start repiar checking your air filter, if it looks okay, move onto replacing the gas. Stale fuel, dirt, and debris are the most common cause of outdoor power equipment not starting or running properly.

Is there a leaky gasket?