Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello Linda, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will happy to assist you.
I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go.
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If so, are you moving your choke lever to choke position, before attempting to start your engine?
This is only a troubleshooting question. We can continue from here. Thanks!
I do have some suggestions for you, that may help to get your engine started.
Thanks for your reply. How old is the gas you are using?
I would like for you to try something. Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
No problem. Do you have a spark plug wrench?
The reason I asked, is because we need to prime your carburetor. We can do this by spraying carburetor cleaner directly into your carburetor, or by removing your spark plug, and putting about a teaspoon of gas into your spark plug hole.
Do you have your throttle lever in fast/rabbit position??
Thank you. Let's see if this works.
If your engine will not start after you put gas into your spark plug hole, then you are likely not getting a spark to your spark plug.
Is your husband familiar with checking for spark to your spark plug?
Spark Check - Click Here
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We need to determine if he is getting a spark ...
Scroll down to #7 & #8 on the page after it opens.