How to fix a riding lawnmower that starts then stops?

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  • Rosy Rosy on Oct 06, 2018

    Sounds like fuel system needs to be serviced, or maybe bad gas.


  • Mar11875493 Mar11875493 on Oct 06, 2018

    Look up the manufacturer of the mower, key in the model, go to the FAQs and/or trouble shooting for that model and maybe you'll find some clues to its repair.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 06, 2018

    Need to take into a mower repair shop. May only need a tune up.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 06, 2018

    Hi Destiny. I'm Cindy. If you have the make and model numbers, you can go on YouTube.com and find a tutorial explaining how to fix it. YouTube has tutorials on everything under the sun. Hope this helps. Best wishes and good luck.

  • Harley Hoover Harley Hoover on Oct 06, 2018

    It is difficult to surmise without further info. Do all of this outside, away from any source of spark or flame. Open the gas tank, if the gas tank smells like varnish, don't bother with anything, by your question you can't do it. If it still smells like gas, but the gas is older than six months, drain out the tank and put in new clean gas, in a bit.... Before you put new clean gas back in, if there is a fuel filter in the line from the gas tank to the carb, change it to a new one. Next, clean or replace the air intake filter. Try it when complete. If your still having issues your carb will need service, but it will be a little cheaper, because you just did, the things they would normally do before and charge you for. If the tank didn't smell like gas, the tank will need to be cleaned, the fuel lines etc. will need to be changed, a carb job. and probably new plug(s). If you are taking it in, get a oil change and lube job as well, you might as well, it's there, and I doubt you have done it. For future reference, and others, these things should be done yearly at minimum.

  • William William on Oct 06, 2018

    Too many variables and causes. Best to have it serviced.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Oct 07, 2018

    I agree with William, there is a chance it could be the fuel system, the plugs or just about anything. Our neighbors kept shutting down when she mowed, but hers was because the blades were really dull and for some reason caused too much stress on the old mower. My hubby sharpened them blades for her and it is still running great. We did convince her to take it in and get it serviced, it hadn't been done for years! She now says it works like it did when it was brand new.

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