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
My self-propelled mower won't move quickly. Ariens 10-15
1 day. got a new v-belt but that didn't fix it tightened the cable … read more
Paul Hill
Paul Hill
270 satisfied customers
F. Only, Hank I have a new used Lawn Tractor, its a
For Hank F. Only, Hank I have a new used Lawn Tractor, its a Craftsman###-##-#### The problem I am having is that when I engage the blades it squeals and I can smell burned belt. The second time I tri… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
Cub cadet XLT 1040, 2011. Belt became loose and would fall
Cub cadet XLT 1040, 2011. Belt became loose and would fall off the blade pulley that has no keeper rods inside the plastic cover. I thought the belt had stretched. I replaced the belt. It still did it… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
7,302 satisfied customers
I REPLACED THE DRIVE BELT ON A TORO #74412 ZERO TURN MOWER.
I REPLACED THE DRIVE BELT ON A TORO #74412 ZERO TURN MOWER. NOW WHEN THE MOWER IS STARTED ,THE BLADES SLSO SPIN WITH THE PTO SWITCH DISENGAGED. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
I have a Poulan Pro PX 46Z. I hit a concrete pillar with the
I have a Poulan Pro PX 46Z. I hit a concrete pillar with the edge of the mower deck and the blades stopped and now the PTO won't engage. It clicks when I pull the PTO switch but does not start the bla… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
7,302 satisfied customers
I ran over a ground tarp with my Ferris IS3100z mower.
Hi, I ran over a ground tarp with my Ferris IS3100z mower. Blades locked up, and engine shut off. Cleared the blades and now it won't start...nothing terns when I try to start mower … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 troy built horse riding mower.. It has had all
I have a 2006 troy built horse riding mower.. It has had all belts replaces, drive pulley and bearings replaced. It starts and runs great, but still will not go forward or backward. When I push down t… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
I have a toro timecutter ss5000 ztr. couple yrs old. has
I have a toro timecutter ss5000 ztr. couple yrs old. has never given me problems until today. while mowing the blades stopped spinning. mower starts and runs just fine. when pto is pulled out I hear a… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
7,302 satisfied customers
The blade on my cub cadet riding mower (1517) will not stay
Hi. The blade on my cub cadet riding mower (1517) will not stay engaged. When I engage the blade it starts spinning, but squeals very loud and then the blade cuts off. At first it would stop cutting w… read more
JON
JON
Small Engine Technician
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
2,668 satisfied customers
When I go to engage my D140 lawn tractor mower deckthe deck
When I go to engage my D140 lawn tractor mower deckthe deck initiates then shakes and makes "clanking" sounds. This is the first start-up of the season. Tractor runs fine. The deck has been cleared of… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
7,302 satisfied customers
Deere L120. Mower blades quit working. I unhooked belt to
John Deere L120. Mower blades quit working. I unhooked belt to mower deck, all pulleys and spindles on deck spin freely. Started mower without deck hooked up. Pulled the electric clutch on and motor c… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
Have a club cadet rzt and the blades wont turn when engaged
have a club cadet rzt and the blades wont turn when engaged … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
Replace drive belt on model 911516 Ariens walk behind mower.
Replace drive belt on model 911516 Ariens walk behind mower. Have the belt on but no tension. How do I adjust tension? Thank you, Don… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
Hi....Blades will not engage. Blades on Husqvarna yth2348
Hi....Blades will not engage. Blades on Husqvarna yth2348 will not engage. I was cutting grass with mower and there was a billow of smoke and a clanking noise. I shut the mower off and inspected it fo… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
I have a John Deere L110 Lawn tractor, with a 17.5 hp Kohler
I have a John Deere L110 Lawn tractor, with a 17.5 hp Kohler engine. When I attempt to engage the mower deck the engine starts to die. Any ideas? Dan… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
3,935 satisfied customers
Craftsman 16.5 HP 42 mower Lawn Tractor We just replaced
Craftsman 16.5 HP 42" mower Lawn Tractor We just replaced belts, battery, and blades When we put the mower deck back on we had a problem as to where we connect the clutch sping cable. We believe we ha… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
hello - ive got a 54-inch, 17 hp jd commercial walk-behind
hello - i've got a 54-inch, 17 hp jd commercial walk-behind mower; was mowing some very thick, long grass over the weekend, and the mower started struggling and had difficulity discharging. I swapped … read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
3,195 satisfied customers
Have a John Deere L-160 riding mower-42 cut- hit a rock,
Have a John Deere L-160 riding mower-42 " cut- hit a rock, checked blade, not bent but appears that one side is not cutting and blade spins loosly after shutting down-Belts appear to be in one piece?&… read more
TaxTom
TaxTom
Accountant
Bachelor's Degree
1,468 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

3,195 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