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. This is an indication that your engine is running rich. Have you checked your air filter?
Does your carburetor have a choke?
Can you get the model and type numbers from your engine for me? I would like to pull up a diagram.
I would like to pull up a diagram that includes your carburetor. Did this problem occur suddenly, or gradually, over a period of time?
Are you familiar with cleaning carburetors?
The reason I asked, is because your carburetor is likely flooding due to a partially sticking float, a leaking float, debris between your needle and seat, or sediments in the bottom of your float bowl. You will need to remove the bowl from your carburetor, in order to check for these possible faults.
Have you replaced, or checked your spark plug recently?
Was your air filter very dirty, before you cleaned it?
Very good! Please let me know what your results are. Thanks!