Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Trouble Shooting Tips

CHECKS:

ELECTRIC START ENGINE DOES NOT CRANK
  • Battery connections are loose.
  • Battery charge is low or discharged.
  • Battery amperage is low.
  • Spark plug disconnected.
  • Lack of oil in crankcase is causing seized engine.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE CRANKS – BUT DOES NOT START
  • Fuel tank is empty.
  • Fuel hose is kinked or pinched.
  • Fuel valve is shut off
  • Throttle control is in the stop position.
  • Choke is not fully closed.
  • Choke is on and flooding hot engine.
  • Spark plug wire is disconnected.
  • Wrong type of spark plug is present.
  • Wiring is broken, loose or wrong.
  • Spark plug is loose.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE RUNS ROUGH & WILL NOT ACCELERATE
  • Engine is not properly warmed up.
  • Running out of fuel.
  • Load is too large on the drive shafts. Grass too thick to cut.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE BACKFIRES
  • Running out of fuel.
  • Fuel mixture is too rich or too lean.
  • Throttle or choke is improperly set.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ELECTRIC SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Charges and gradually discharges

  • Improper ground is causing the battery to lose charge when accessories are activated.
  • Faulty battery will not hold a charge.

Will not charge

  • Wrong Regulator-Rectifier is used.
  • Wiring is wrong or is not grounded.

Engine runs on when switched off

  • Ignition grounding terminal or ground lead is not connected at ignition module.
  • Faulty switch.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE STOPS WHILE ON HIGH IDLE
  • Running out of fuel.
  • Running out of oil in the crankcase.
  • Spark plug lead is loose.
  • Carburetor is out of adjustment.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE WON’T RESTART WHEN HOT
  • Closed choke is flooding engine.
  • Throttle is not in midway position.
  • Throttle was left in stop position.
  • Fouled spark plug.
  • Ran out of fuel.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.
ENGINE CANNOT REACH HIGH SPEED
  • Choke is not completely opened.
  • Throttle control cable clip is loose.
  • Throttle control is improperly installed.
  • Fuel is running low.
  • Carburetor needs adjusting.
  • If nothing else, bring your mower or yard equipment to us for other types of troubleshooting.