Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a sears Lawn Tractor model 917.25231 - after jumping
I have a sears Lawn Tractor model 917.25231 - after jumping it - it ran for 40 minutes and then slowly loss power and stopped- I checked the air filter, fuel filter, changed spark plug- it turns and c… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
Curtis I have a sears tractor###-##-####I have replaced the
Curtis I have a sears tractor###-##-####I have replaced the carb - fuel filter- cleaned the tank put in fresh gas. replaced the air filter. starts right up runs for three or four minutes then shuts do… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman riding mower which has died on me. I have a fai
Hi, I have a Craftsman riding mower which has died on me. I have a fair idea of what the problem might be but as it's only a fair idea I'm here looking for an expert opinion. Two days ago I was snow b… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman model###-##-####19HP Lawn Tractor.It
I have a Craftsman model###-##-####19HP Lawn Tractor. It starts and stays running for 10 minutes or so while cutting the grass then stops running. If I let it sit for a while it will start and run for… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
I just ran out of gas and after filling, the tractor won't
I just ran out of gas and after filling, the tractor won't start. It had been running fine for 30min before this. Also, performed general tuneup last week; oil filer, oil, fuel filter, air filter, spa… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
Our lawn tractor will not crank. we have new battery. spark
Our lawn tractor will not crank. we have new battery. spark plug sparks. we've cleaned the air filter. The starter spins the engine. Fuel is getting to the carb. We've tried spraying WD-40 in the carb… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
My Craftsman Lawn Tractor 917.28803 runs for 10 minutes and
My Craftsman Lawn Tractor 917.28803 runs for 10 minutes and then stops. If I wait a few minutes it will then restart and run for a few minutes and then stop. This repeats. Switch contacts check good. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
Hi TaXTom,I have a Kohler SV740 in a GT 1554 Cub Cadet with
Hi TaXTom, I have a Kohler SV740 in a GT 1554 Cub Cadet with about 250 hrs on it now and this problem has been going on for about the last 100 hrs. The machine runs fine for 5-10 minutes then seems li… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
i have a craftsman lawn tractor modelNNN-NN-NNNNit starts
i have a craftsman lawn tractor modelNNN-NN-NNNNit starts fine but after running 5 minutes the governor lever starts to move back and forth making the engine stop running… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman 15.5 HP, electric start, 42" cut, hydrostatic
I have a Craftsman 15.5 HP, electric start, 42" cut, hydrostatic lawn tractor. Model No.NNN-NN-NNNNEngine Model No. 28U707 Type 1174-E1 Problem: Mower suddenly quit running during cutting. Step 1: Ran… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
great dane mower command pro 27 ,runs fine for about 30 minutes
great dane mower command pro 27 ,runs fine for about 30 minutes then quits,will restart if choked,but will quit within a couple of minutes,seems like its not pumping enuff gas,just a trickle is coming… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
My sears craftsman lawn tractor ran for about 5 minutes then
My sears craftsman lawn tractor ran for about 5 minutes then stopped. I have new gas in it, so I changed the gas filter. It will now only run on a shot of starting fluid, then kill. What do you think … read more
lwwade
lwwade
68 satisfied customers
Deere 345 lawn mower. Started mowing the lawn two days ago
John deere 345 lawn mower. Started mowing the lawn two days ago for the first time this year and tractor ran for about a half hour and stopped to do something. Left mower at an idle and came back and … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
I have a John Deere lawn tractor, STX 38 Hydro. The belt to
I have a John Deere lawn tractor, STX 38 Hydro. The belt to the mower deck broke but up until that time the machine ran perfectly. The machine was serviced by the dealer. The belt was replaced. The sp… read more
Rex L.
Rex L.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
82 satisfied customers
I have a 16HP Sears Lawn Tractor Model #944.600052, 42 cut,
I have a 16HP Sears Lawn Tractor Model #944.600052, 42" cut, Engine Briggs & Stratton Electric start, Model #310707, Type #0136-E1. I did not change the spark plug or the Gas line filter this year and… read more
Dieseljunky2
Dieseljunky2
Locomotive Mechanic
Ford Certified Technician
409 satisfied customers
Hello I have a Sears Craftsman/B&S Lawn Tractor with about
Hello: I have a Sears Craftsman/B&S Lawn Tractor with about 100 hours on the engine. The engine is seized. It is ONE MONTH out of warrantee. Sears will not budge on warrantee assistance. The story fol… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
16,136 satisfied customers
i have a sears lawn tractor with B&S 16 hp engine it suddeny
i have a sears lawn tractor with B&S 16 hp engine it suddeny started to blow white smoke from the exhaust I suspect the rings is the tractor worth repairing… read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
Hi. My circa 1988 Sears lawn tractor has been sitting idle
Hi. My circa 1988 Sears lawn tractor has been sitting idle for about 3 years in my garage. I ran the engine until the gas was used up and drained the oil before storing it. I am trying to get it to st… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 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

16,136 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