Mechanics – Please help me start my mower….
Hmm, tried with the airfilter out but that was before i realised it needed 20 mins to get it to go again. Will try that when i get home.
Wwaswas – will check but if its drowning would it not cough and splutter before giving up?
It is a Kawasaki engined Ibea if that is any use.Posted 4 years agopurpleyetiMember
i had something similar on a strimmer last year, one of the fuel lines had perished, with no pressure on the fuel feed it started, fuel seemed to trickle in. Once it was running and sucking fuel in the split in the line opened and it drew air in and no fuel and stopped.Posted 4 years ago
Tipped out last years petrol, put in fresh from the petrol station. Fuel runs from the tank to the carb, i’ve taken the carb bowl off, opened the tap and it pees out. The carb is also clean as a whistle. There is also a decent spark. Air filter is clean and tube to carb is clear.
Pull cord and it starts, runs absolutely fine for 15- 30 seconds and then dies in a manner that suggests fuel starvation ie it doesn’t cough and splutter, just gives up. It then won’t start again straight away but if you leave for a while (half hour at a guess) then it will start and run for the short period of time again.
Nothing has been altered on it since last mowing season and it ran fine then.
It is driving me nuts! And no i can’t cut my grass in 15 second intervals 😀Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
If it’s a Honda you’ll need to clear the carb jet. Remove the bowl, then the pin that the float pivots on. With a ratchet and a screwdriver bit, unscrew the screw that holds the jet in place. The jet should drop out. There is a tiny gap the fuel goes through. Sometimes you can blow it out. If not try a bit of fuse wire.
Our Honda suffered with rust in the carb bowl which choked the jet.Posted 4 years ago
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