Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a 3 y.o. model 09P8702 0162 F1 &S engine which does
I have a 3 y.o. model 09P8702 0162 F1 B&S engine which does not have an adjustable throttle. I cannot get it to start. Seems to not be getting gas but bowl has gas, carb is clean, gas line is good, et… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have been working on my Kohler marine generator 5E do you
Hello I have been working on my Kohler marine generator 5E do you have help me a few weeks ago on it I have had this unit in and with some minor usage it has fouled out the right-hand plug again you h… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
Loosened shroud but could not reach the bottom where the
loosened shroud but could not reach the bottom where the spark plug is, it 's not making any noise is it safe to leave it there.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I changed the spark plugs on my Kohler generator, the rear
I changed the spark plugs on my Kohler generator, the rear spark plug fell behind the shield for the oil cooler are there any moving parts in there that it can cause damage until I can get it out… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I am,previous 2005,cub cadetc owner,couldn't get phone
I am,previous 2005,cub cadetc owner,couldn't get phone #12188498480 on message,previously,can you assisr? … read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,960 satisfied customers
4year old craftsman mower stop running. new battery,starter,
4year old craftsman mower stop running. new battery,starter, soide, and lights will not come on? … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I'm having power problems with a Kohler KT735 24 hp with 85
I'm having power problems with a Kohler KT735 24 hp with 85 hours. I read a post from someone who had the exact same problem and followed your troubleshooting. I've done the "spark plug test" and the … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
kohler engine ch680 3045 engine idles ruff, and that at speed
kohler engine ch680 3045 engine idles ruff, and that at speed is ruff, under load smooth out . it appears to be something in the carburetor, the carburetor appears to be too rich, this is a nonadjusta… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a poulan string trimmer PPB250E 31cc motor and the starter
I have a poulan string trimmer PPB250E 31cc motor and the starter rope broke. Do you need a special tool to rewind the starter spool. I do not see how to wind it the cover is blocking you from winding… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
No I havent changed the plug, because I cant seem to find
No I haven't changed the plug, because I can't seem to find it. This is a Troybilt Super Bronco Lawn Mower and I can't see the plug.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
i have a cub with a 15.5 hp kohler engine. i get a weak spark
i have a cub with a 15.5 hp kohler engine. i get a weak spark when i use a screwdriver in the boot, but no spark when i use a spark plug (new) grounded to the engine. i've taken out the magneto and cl… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
14 HP Kohler in a Craftsman LT 4000: starts fine but shuts
14 HP Kohler in a Craftsman LT 4000: starts fine but shuts down after about 15 minutes. I replaced the fuel filter and reattached the spark plug fitting to the plug wire. Starts fine and runs smooth f… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
Craftsman blower vac model XXXXXXXXX Was runnning fine last
Craftsman blower vac model XXXXXXXXX Was runnning fine last time I used it about a month ago. Now it won't start. I put in fresh gas/oil, changed plug. There seems to be no spark, almost like switch w… read more
Outdoor Power Equipment Guru
Outdoor Power Equipment Guru
Teacher
Bachelor's Degree
529 satisfied customers
I have a poulan pro weedeater/edger model #ppb150e. starter
I have a poulan pro weedeater/edger model #ppb150e. starter cord broke and trying to replace. cannot figure out how to get to pulley to replace rope. would like easier way so I do not have to take com… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
Poulan Pro pp325. Pull string pulled out to the end and will
Poulan Pro pp325. Pull string pulled out to the end and will not refeed. Cannot get the housing off to reach it.… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
I have a pull start and the cord is tight and will not pull.
I have a pull start and the cord is tight and will not pull. I can't figure out how to get the housing off to get at the pull mechanisim. It is a craftsman hi-torque power 6.75 HP eager-1… read more
Curtis
Curtis
Conductor
Bachelor's Degree
135 satisfied customers
A 2 year old Kohler Command 20 with oil sentry will not start.
A 2 year old Kohler Command 20 with oil sentry will not start. The start previous was after the engine was stalled and acted loike it was flooded. The following cold start it would not go. I checked a… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
943 satisfied customers
I have a GX670 TXF horizontal shaft engine that I am trying
I have a GX670 TXF horizontal shaft engine that I am trying to run a 1800 rpm 10 kw generator head with. The problem is the governor is way to slow. When I put a load(small or large) on it takes to lo… read more
Chris Huber
Chris Huber
President
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
501 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