Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. How long has it been since your engine last started up and continue to run to your satisfaction?
Thank you for this information. Have you checked for a blown fuse?
Are you saying that your battery power is low?
I would like to confirm something. When you attempt to start your engine, your engine will spin, but will not continue to run???
How old is the gas you are using?
These are only troubleshooting questions. Make sure your battery is fully charged, and will maintain a full charge. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can (preferably), or some starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly.
If so, then your ignition is ok, and our problem is carburetor/fuel related.
Keep in mind that if your fuel is older than thirty days, and was not stabilized, it will turn stale. Stale fuel will turn to gum and varnish, and contaminate your carburetor, and also clog the small jets, and fuel passages inside your carburetor.
We can continue from here. Thanks!