Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Is machine like BRAND NEW , this is the 1st time you have started it up? It is sounding like fuel is either shut off (IF EQUIPT) or there is something clogging the carb. What type of engine is on machine.
Pull the bowl nut on bottom of carb and clean the all holes on it. It may just have a clogged jet in the bowl nut.
Have you removed the carb bowl nut and checked for obstructions? We can do a phone call if you would like for quicker responses, but they charge more. I usually try to answer all questions on here.
It sounds like it is a carb issue. I would try to pull the bowl nut and clean it out very well. If you have air compressor, blow air through side holes and the top hole. This should correct your problem
Is it a prime system or auto choke system?
what is the model type off of the valve cover? I will look up engine, so I can view it and its components.
have you attempted to hold trigger down when you start it? Sometimes pressure build up will kill the engine if it has not been ran
ok, I will be here.
I can give you a little more info once engine info is known, but also check the gov spring and make sure it is not damaged in any way. If it is bent or twisted, it will not let the engine run once started. Most of the time it will not even allow engine to start, but each machine is different in this manner. I would personally start by cleaning the bowl nut (with jets) if equipt.
so when you stop spraying it is killing the engine? How new is this machine? Is this your first time using it?
I hate to say this, but with LOWES you have 30 days to return machine for a refund or swap. I would return this machine as being new and giving problems, you may be in store for more issues even if this one is fixed, and after 30 days they will want to send it off to the warranty dept. for repairs. They should let you do an even swap for another new one.
It sounds like there may be a Governor issue, or REV limiter issue, and that is an internal issue that you do not want to get into. It could be a simple gov. spring , but then again, its a new machine and you shouldn't have to put new parts on a new machine. If it will run under a load, but not idle, the most I would do it clean that bowl nut. if that doesn't repair the issue, take back to store and exchange for a new one
No problem. Sorry I wasn't able to help you repair the issue, but it may be more trouble to try to chase this issue since it will run under load but not idle. I hope my services helped some, and you can get the issue resolved by returning to store for an exchange. Please remember to RATE me as I strive to be the BEST and your rating helps me to achieve this. Thank you and have a good evening. Let me know if I can do anything else for you.
I hope you got issue resolved.
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