Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a Toro recyler 22", with a 190cc Briggs & Straton
I have a Toro recyler 22", with a 190cc Briggs & Straton engine that will not start either electrically or by the pull cord. I have changed the spark plug, replaced the battery, changed oil, drained t… read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
4,260 satisfied customers
Super Lt 1554 starts great runs good after I start mowing it
super Lt 1554 starts great runs good after I start mowing it will all of a suddon start running rough and smell fuel, then it starts running good again for a few then starts running rough again. put n… read more
John Oliver
John Oliver
none
3 satisfied customers
Have a JD gt262 with Kawasaki 17 hp engine. Runs about 45 min.
Have a JD gt262 with Kawasaki 17 hp engine. Runs about 45 min. then starts cutting out like not getting gas. Changed the fuel filter twice. checked the gas cap, not plugged. After awhile you can mow a… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
32,682 satisfied customers
Dear Tech,I have 1995 JD 345, 230 hrs. Well maintained.
Dear Tech, I have 1995 JD 345, 230 hrs. Well maintained. Just started this problem of shutting down after mowing for 5-10 min. Turning off the mower and using full choke will keep it running at half p… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
JD x320 It stalls after about 20 minutes. If I play with the
JD x320 It stalls after about 20 minutes. If I play with the choke i get a few more minutes. So far. I replaced the gas cap, spark plugs, fuel filter, spark plug wires and oil. I also totally drained … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
32,682 satisfied customers
I have a scag turf tiger with a Kawasaki FD750D engine. I is
I have a scag turf tiger with a Kawasaki FD750D engine. I is about 10 years old but only has about 400 hours. It seems to spend more time at the dealers than it does at home. I am a homowner and I use… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
32,682 satisfied customers
I have a John Deere Lawn / Garden Tractor Model L100. I am
I have a John Deere Lawn / Garden Tractor Model L100. I am the 3rd owner of the tractor as it was originally purchased in ~ 2005 from a local Big Box Store. It was running fine all season until yester… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have a Cub Cadet PTZ Zero-Turn Mower with a 42 inch deck.
I have a Cub Cadet PTZ Zero-Turn Mower with a 42 inch deck. At the end of the last mowing season, which was here in Louisiana late November, it threw the drive belt. I consulted the manual and, follow… read more
Ranwell1
Ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
4,712 satisfied customers
Our woods 5160 zero turn Mowing Machine eats batteries. A new
Our woods 5160 zero turn Mowing Machine eats batteries. A new one lasts maybe four or five mows (3 acres a pop) before going dead. We charge, mow, charge, mow all summer. What could be causing the fai… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
32,682 satisfied customers
I have a JD 260 Lawn Tractor, SN M00260T012449, Kawasaki Engine,
I have a JD 260 Lawn Tractor, SN M00260T012449, Kawasaki Engine, 46" Deck. It will be beautifully for about 30 mins. and it will shut down. Wait a few minutes and it will restart, but have to keep pus… read more
Doug E.
Doug E.
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,485 satisfied customers
I am at my wits end with my trimming mower, a little 20 $99
I am at my wits' end with my trimming mower, a little 20" $99 push with a 3.5 Tecumseh. I prime the carb, pull one time, it roars up to life and shuts down just as fast. If I continue to pump the prim… read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
I have a Sabre S1642 riding mower. Changed the oil and oil
I have a Sabre S1642 riding mower. Changed the oil and oil filter before use last week. Worked fine. Shut it off for about an hour, mowed my neighbors yard, started, worked fine. Went to use it lastni… read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
I have a Grasshopper with a Kubota WG 600-B water cooled engine.
I have a Grasshopper with a Kubota WG 600-B water cooled engine. 1210 hrs. Well maintained. Problem: Suddenly mowing along fine, cutting grass engine speed dropped fast like it was throttled all the w… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
32,682 satisfied customers
My son has a John Deere sxt38 with a kohler 12.5 vertical shaft.
My son has a John Deere sxt38 with a kohler 12.5 vertical shaft. The motor starts and runs. When brake is released it will run until its under a load, then stall. He cut the rear lawn fine but this pr… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have 2-yr old Snapper riding mower with 18 hp B & S. From
I have 2-yr old Snapper riding mower with 18 hp B & S. From when the mower was new, the engine would be starving for fuel & finally stop. It will re-start ok but after a few minutes of mowing it will … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have a Poulan 52 riding lawn tractor, about 10 years old.
I have a Poulan 52" riding lawn tractor, about 10 years old. Has been a great mower, but quit last week, so I took it to a tractor repair shop believing that it had a carburator issue ( no power ). I … read more
James W
James W
Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert
Bachelor's Degree
2,986 satisfied customers
I have an Agri-Fab Mow-N-Vac with a Tecumesh HM80 motor,had
I have an Agri-Fab Mow-N-Vac with a Tecumesh HM80 motor,had it for two years. can not start it, has set from last leaf season till now. A friend last year had me take the needle valve out to see if it… read more
CJBennett
CJBennett
Owner of Power Equipment Shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
476 satisfied customers
I have a craftsman gt 5000 garden tractor with Kohler ...
I have a craftsman gt 5000 garden tractor with Kohler Pro-25 V-twin engine. Did some routine maintenance (change air filter, oil filter, new blades) and initially was running great, but after about 2 … read more
Matt
Matt
Lecturer/Instructor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
56 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

32,682 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