Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
Yard Machines Shredder/ Briggs 10hp: loading some brush into
Hello, Yard Machines Shredder/Chipper Briggs 10hp: loading some brush into the hopper, suddenly got a loud clanging and rattle and it stopped. I can pull the cord through and I get a loud clanging so … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I purchased a single stage snow thrower in the fall (10/11/14)
I purchased a single stage snow thrower in the fall (10/11/14) in preparation for another cold winter. I decided that I needed something smaller and easier to handle than my bigger snowblower. It was … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I bought a new MTD single stage snow blower off the shell,
I bought a new MTD single stage snow blower off the shell, last one on hand with no box so no instruction manual with it, 21", 4 cycle, Powermore Engine 123CC OHV, Model # ***** I put snow blower oil … read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
honda harmony mower stopped running while mowing but restarted.
honda harmony mower stopped running while mowing but restarted. stopped again but cord wouldn't pull. guessed engine oil low -looked low and dirty. added oil and engine started. ran fine for 10 minute… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,780 satisfied customers
Joe I have same Problem as one of your customers I have a MTD
Joe I have same Problem as one of your customers I have a MTD single stage auger turn plenty fast but ,snow comes out of the front instead of shoot.… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Engine Rebuilder
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,108 satisfied customers
I did something stupid and ran over a electrical cord that
I did something stupid and ran over a electrical cord that was buried under the snow with my brand new Troy Built snow blower. I was able to cut the cord and pry it out of both sides of the auger but … read more
Christopher
Christopher
Senior Mechanic & Technician
Factory Training
2,435 satisfied customers
I have just purchased a new Poulan Pro snow thrower, model
I have just purchased a new Poulan Pro snow thrower, model PR621ES. While attempting to use it to remove a modest amount of snow from a frozen grass surface and from a livel driveway(concrete), while … read more
Tim K
Tim K
Service Manager
High School or GED
470 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman Snow Thrower, ModelNNN-NN-NNNN 8 horsepower,electric
I have a Craftsman Snow Thrower, ModelNNN-NN-NNNN 8 horsepower,electric start, dual stage. I previously had it started and blowing snow but it would not start the last time I tried. Everything sounded… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
1,138 satisfied customers
i have a craftsman modelNNN-NN-NNNN21 in snow thrower. i
i have a craftsman modelNNN-NN-NNNN21 in snow thrower. i attemted to start it but the recoil starter seems frozen.cord only pulls out about 8 inches then i cant pull anymore. i let the cord snap back … read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
1,138 satisfied customers
I have an old Wards two stage snow blower that is still in
I have an old Wards two stage snow blower that is still in great shape and runs fine. However, the last snow fall was quite heavy and when almost finished, the auger stopped and a loud noise came from… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
What would cause an engine on start up to sputer about 4 or
What would cause an engine on start up to sputer about 4 or 5 times than suddenly stop with a loud bang and shear the bolt that holds the blade on then throw the blade out from underthe machine. This … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a small john deere TRS21 single snow thrower that seems
I have a small john deere TRS21 single snow thrower that seems to be frozen. I used it three (3) times for one half hour each time and all was fine. The last time it abruptly stopped and now unable to… read more
Doug E.
Doug E.
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,485 satisfied customers
Gentlemen, On my boat I have a 10 kW, 41 amp Onan. The Model
Gentlemen, On my boat I have a 10 kW, 41 amp Onan. The Model number is XXXXX 10 MDKWB - 91671E - or that number may be - 41671E. The serial number is XXXXX SN H000 137 802. The current problem started… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,520 satisfied customers
My tecumseh engine-on a troy-bilt two-stage snow blower, electric
My tecumseh engine-on a troy-bilt two-stage snow blower, electric start and rope start will not turn the engine over on electric and the rope pull will not budge-like it is frozen. Do I need to take t… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
486 satisfied customers
Ive got an MTD yard machine snowblower thats a couple of
I've got an MTD yard machine snowblower that's a couple of years old. It's a single stage, 98cc model. Over the holidays, my step son put gas in it that wasn't mixed with oil. I didn't know it and ran… read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
486 satisfied customers
Tecumseh single stage snow thrower with pull cord -stopped
Tecumseh single stage snow thrower with pull cord -stopped running-could not pull cord -frozen-took apart-moved flywheel by hand -started -ran few minutes-froze again… read more
Dan Oostdyk
Dan Oostdyk
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
28 satisfied customers
I have a bolens bl 100. when i pull try to start the motor,
I have a bolens bl 100. when i pull try to start the motor, the cord pulls put nothing else happens. if i take time and slowly let the cord catch up as it is going in, it starts to feel like it might … read more
James W
James W
Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert
Bachelor's Degree
2,986 satisfied customers
I have a ExCell XR2500 pressure washer. I purchased the unit
I have a ExCell XR2500 pressure washer. I purchased the unit about 4 years ago and have had it in storage without it ever being used. I followed the directions carefully for a new startup and it start… read more
Delsley
Delsley
Handyman & JustAnswer Expert
IT Certificate
43 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