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Re: Lawnmower Engine Hard Starting

Posted By: anouther handyman
Wednesday, 29 March 2000, at 8:08 p.m.

In Response To: Lawnmower Engine Hard Starting (John)

Try this. get some carborater/fuel injector cleaner from your local k-mart/ wal-mart auto store ect. it will be in the automotive dept. pour alittle bit in with the gas this will help clean out any gumming in the engine do to gas. then if that doesn't help much there are two adjustment screws on the mower next to the carborator one at a time while it's running very slowly turn them clockwise or counter clockwise and listen to the engine. you have to do one screw at a time and remember what way you turned it. If the engine sounds better that good if it sounds worse than return that screw back to its orriginal place its kind give or take unless by chance you have the manual for it in which case it should tell you the proper settings for those screws based on your location. Also make sure you have clean oil in the engine I believe it takes SAE 30 as most small engines do. unless otherwise stated in your manual.

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