Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Small Engine Questions
Second opinion] My lawnmower wouldn�t start so I put a new
Second opinion] My lawnmower wouldn�t start so I put a new carburetor on it. It started and ran. I tipped it on its side to inspect the blade. When it started it it ran for 5 seconds and quit and will… read more
Ranwell1
Ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,938 satisfied customers
My lawnmower needs service. Where is the closest Sears
my lawnmower needs service. Where is the closest Sears repair shop? … read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
Honda GCV160 auto choke lawnmower, Surging and smoking a
Honda GCV160 auto choke lawnmower, Surging and smoking a lot, Check and replace the Spark plug, Clean the carburetor, Muffler full of oil, Clean the muffler runs better but still surges but under load… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
3,225 satisfied customers
Toro lawnmower was working well and mowed a large lawn with
Toro lawnmower was working well and mowed a large lawn with it yesterday. Today it died after I mowed only a small area. It also was blowing white smoke when I started it today. Now it dies immediatel… read more
Ranwell1
Ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,938 satisfied customers
My lawnmower has sat outside under a shelter, but we had some
My lawnmower has sat outside under a shelter, but we had some freezing weather. Today I started it and it is blowing very heavy white smoke. At the end of season I had the oil changed, carb cleaned, b… read more
bluextc89
bluextc89
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
41 satisfied customers
Craftsman LT2000 with B&S 18hp Intek blowing lots of blue smoke.
Craftsman LT2000 with B&S 18hp Intek blowing lots of blue smoke. My moms mower was not starting. I'm not familiar with the history of the engine, my nephews used it for years to cut mom's lawn. My own… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Grand Pa
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,956 satisfied customers
This is a lawn mower sorry have to go check: This is a lawn
This is a lawn mower question but I figure a guy who can fix a car knows how to tell me to fix my lawn mower. Repairmen around where I live take forever so here's my question. My lawn mower was tipped… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
craftsman 21" push gas lawn mower model #NNN-NN-NNNN before
craftsman 21" push gas lawn mower model #NNN-NN-NNNN before starting mower for the year I changed the gas and the oil. The first X I used it it started perfectly and ran for 2-3 hours. ( it did smoke … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,972 satisfied customers
I recently cleaned my lawnmower with wather and airfilter off
I recently cleaned my lawnmower with wather and airfilter off and may have allowed water to enter into the fuel line or engion. I have tried to start the lawnmower and mhere and there there would be a… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
I have a fairly new lawnmower that wouldnt start yesterday. Put
I have a fairly new lawnmower that wouldnt start yesterday. Put oil, whole container into lawnmower. 10-30 W per the manual guidelines. It Started immediatly then began to spit white smoke and black o… read more
Tim K
Tim K
Service Manager
High School or GED
530 satisfied customers
B&S 22 hp ELS 656 series, OHV, V-Twin engine bent or broke
B&S 22 hp ELS 656 series, OHV, V-Twin engine bent or broke both valve push rods on the same cylinder, twice, this mowing season. The mower is a Craftsman ZT 7000. The engine ran fine when I finished. … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
Briggs & Stratton engine on Craftsman lawnmower model 917.376722. Smoke
Briggs & Stratton engine on Craftsman lawnmower modelNNN-NN-NNNN Smoke thru muffler(new muffler 10/7/10), runs very short time then dies. Fresh oil, gas about 2 weeks old. After 1st start, then dies, … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I put gas and oil in my Craftsman lawnmower for the first time
I put gas and oil in my Craftsman lawnmower for the first time this season. When I started the lawn mower, about 30 seconds in mowing, white smoke came out of the engine and the oil started leaking ou… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
486 satisfied customers
I removed the muffler from my 675 series mower to clean out
I removed the muffler from my 675 series mower to clean out excess oil and found that the thermostat just fell out in my hand. After replacing the thermostat onto the vane air, and replacing the muffl… read more
Deere Dr
Deere Dr
service manager
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
158 satisfied customers
Dude, Ive got a Craftsman rider with a Briggs 15.5. Thing
Dude, I've got a Craftsman rider with a Briggs 15.5. Thing starts right up but almost immediately start smoking, blue smoke, like is burning oil. Mower is 6 years old. Valves look ok, I popped cover a… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
have a craftsman brights $ stratton push mower. My son was
have a craftsman brights $ stratton push mower. My son was mowing with it and it stopped. It was out of gas. Filled it up and it would not crank. I checked and added oil. changed the sprark plug and s… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
My craftsman riding lawnmower is smoking after I ran over a
My craftsman riding lawnmower is smoking after I ran over a dog leash and the lawnmower quit after the leash wrapped around it.… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
790 satisfied customers
got a used craftsman riding mower 2yrs. ago. runs fine for
got a used craftsman riding mower 2yrs. ago. runs fine for a while after oil change,but today run,then stopped with a whole lot of white smoke. just on a whim checked oil and looks and smells if gas i… read more
Delsley
Delsley
Handyman & JustAnswer Expert
IT Certificate
43 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

3,225 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,987 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

roger

roger

Small Engine Technician

390 satisfied customers

23 years of being a shop owner..small engine trade schools

bgsengineclinic

bgsengineclinic

Small Engine Technician

380 satisfied customers

Over 20 years of experience in Small engine repair, Kohler Certified Expert Technician, Self-Employed in my own dealership.

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x