Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
My pto lever on my scotts mower just spins around and blades
my pto lever on my scotts mower just spins around and blades do not engage … read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
5,598 satisfied customers
Deere L110 changed the blades belt and one idler pully, now
john deere L110 changed the blades belt and one idler pully, now the blades won't disengage. It even cranks and the blades are going. why… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
How to tension deck belt on Craftsman ZTL 8000? I had Sears
how to tension deck belt on Craftsman ZTL 8000? I had Sears tech come out last week & replace drive belt. Since his repair, the deck belt does not engage the blades properly. I don't know if it is bel… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
5,598 satisfied customers
I have a craftsman Lawn Tractor 7 speed shift on the go
I have a craftsman Lawn Tractor 7 speed shift on the go 42"deck model 247,288820 no longer lower the deck, I have checked belts and they are correct for the PTO, when I lower the lever nothing happens… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
5,598 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet lawn tractor. I can't get the blades to
I have a Cub Cadet lawn tractor. I can't get the blades to engage. The brake cable seems to be attached but very loose. The cable is actually touching the back tire. … read more
JohnF2015
JohnF2015
High School Diploma
2,694 satisfied customers
I have a craftsman z6000 zero turn mower. when i engage the
i have a craftsman z6000 zero turn mower. when i engage the cutting deck it jump up significantly and then settles down … read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
I have Craftsman 420 cc 30in. Used once this year with no
I have Craftsman 420 cc 30in. Used once this year with no problem. When I started it yesterday, and tried to start mowing, blade engage lever just loosely moved back and forth without engaging blade. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
Only one of the pulleys (the front one) is working on my
Only one of the pulleys (the front one) is working on my Murray 42" deck riding mower. I replaced a broken blade drive belt today but cant seem to figure out what is going on with the pulleys. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a Troy Bilt riding mower--a Bronco several years old.
I have a Troy Bilt riding mower--a Bronco several years old. it was fine when I put it into winter storage. The engine starts ok but the blade won't start or engage. The belt seems ok--a little loose … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a Troy Built Horse mower, 2 years old. The mower blades
I have a Troy Built Horse mower, 2 years old. The mower blades will not engage. they spin a little but are not fully engaged and will not cut.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have an older 917 series riding lawn mower. I just purchased
I have an older 917 series riding lawn mower. I just purchased a new deck for it (hit big chunk of concrete in my field ruining the old one) from Sears and put it on. For some reason when i start the … read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
5,598 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.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
i have a craftsman 14. horse power 42 cuting deck mower.
i have a craftsman 14. horse power 42'' cuting deck mower. when i attempt to engage the mower deck it shuts itself down and smokes, i have new belts on both the deck and drive can you help me fine the… read more
Ranwell1
Ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
4,716 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman 42 and it keeps burning belts up. When
I have a Craftsman 42" and it keeps burning belts up. When I engage the mower blades the front pulley off of the motor gets hot and melts the belt.… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
The mover blade on my Simplicity 6500 series mower wont disengage
The mover blade on my Simplicity 6500 series mower won't disengage when the mower is in idle. The belt was recently replaced and I've confirme it was installed properly. The mower blade engged properl… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
How do I get the mower blades to stop on my Craftsman lawn
How do I get the mower blades to stop on my Craftsman lawn tractor 18.5 HP 42 inch mower? Automatic transmission. The attatchment clutch control lever does not disengage the blades. The blades used to… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
my mower blade on my craftsman tractor wont dissengag properly.
my mower blade on my craftsman tractor won't dissengag properly. When I pull the lever down to disengage I can see that the cable doesn't come down with the lever the whole way. Any suggestions to fix… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
Hi I have A bolens 2028 riding lawn mower that was parked in
Hi I have A bolens 2028 riding lawn mower that was parked in the back yard. the creek floode and submerged the mower. when the water went down we dried it out and got it started. we changed the oil a … read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
790 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:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,770 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

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

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

2,986 satisfied customers

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

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,943 satisfied customers

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

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,108 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< 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