Gynarchy B
Gynarchy B
  • Hometalker
  • Centerville, GA
Asked on Jun 23, 2012

why is my small mower's engine seems to run on and off like it is choking? is this normal?

Gynarchy BWalter ReevesWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 24, 2012

    Have you checked the air filter? Or could be water in your gas, or if you bought gas from a station that carries gas with a high ethanol content it could be unhappy.

  • Dee W
    on Jun 24, 2012

    It could be your air filter is dirty. Some can be washed but new may be the better choice.

  • Gynarchy B
    on Jun 24, 2012

    I will check it out. Thank you friends. This is why i love Hometalk.

  • My bet its the fuel also. The new blends tend to soften the rubber fuel hoses and gaskets inside the carburetor and that can cause exactly what your experiencing with your machine. On that note, only purchase small quantities of fuel at a time and use it up. When your done for the season empty the rest in your car, and once the season is over. Run machine with a small amount of fuel additive unit it runs out of gas. Do not store any fuel in the machine for long periods of time. Or it may not even run next year.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 24, 2012

    continuous acceleration and deceleration could be an out-of-adjustment fuel mix screw.

  • Gynarchy B
    on Jun 24, 2012

    guys, my filter was dirty. for now i just had it cleaned. will buy a new one later. thanks everyone.

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