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Valves that stick or have leaks can cause an engine to stop running. If they are faulty, install a solid-state ignition see Troubleshooting Ignition Problems. Is your oil fresh? Email Newsletter Sign Up.
How do I troubleshoot & repair common small engine problems?
You should also check to make sure the spark plug gap is set correctly. These can range from a faulty spark plug lead, shorted kill switch or flywheel key damage.
Is the fuel mixture too lean? Air Filter Cartridge Stragton can perform englne compression system with a leak down tester. Are any shrouds or cooling fins missing or broken? Find the proper carburetor settings and step-by-step directions for Carburetor Adjustment. Check your oil level and appearance every time you use your engine while it is cold.
Learn how to properly and safely use, troubleshoot, and maintain your lawn mower, tractor, snow blower, and other lawn and garden equipment.
An improper spark plug gap could lead to engine knocking and poor performance. Start by checking your air filter, if it looks okay, move onto replacing the gas.
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Troubleshoot Your Snow Blower: The carburetor regulates how air and fuel move through the engine. Is the spark plug lead faulty? Are your carburetor settings correct? Is your fuel fresh? Test the repiar with a spark tester, then test the engine see Servicing Spark Plugs. Is your fuel fresh? Is your Engine’s Exhaust smoking? If you see any, simply clean carbon from the piston and head see Removing Engine Carbon Deposits.
These problems can range from a faulty spark plug lead, shorted kill switch or damage to the flywheel. Prevent stalling problems before they start with a tune-up kit.
This means your engine burning oil. If you store equipment with untreated gas in the tank, it can lead to engine damage. Drain the gas from your lawn mower our outdoor power equipment, then replace with fresh gas and fuel stabilizer to extend the life of your fuel. You can determine if your air-fuel mixture is off by checking the state of your carburetor. If you store equipment with untreated gas in the tank, it can lead to engine damage. Valves let air in the intake valve and out the exhaust valvepistons move back and forth pushing the air-fuel mixture to the ignition system and the piston rings keep it all sealed up tight.
Small Engine Problem Solving Tips
You need to perform a Carburetor Adjustment. Is your carburetor clean? Add oil to the engine.
Air-fuel compression is crucial to engines powering lawn mowers and outdoor power equipment. Small Engine Runs Poorly. Clean or replace the air filter. If your spark plugs look good, problems with your ignition system can also preventing a spark.